Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Do something every day that scares you." Well, I try to live by that because I have learned how it can open your world and I'm trying to teach my sons the same... that you only gain by putting yourself out there, whether it is in a business, athletic, artistic or personal venture.
Admittedly, I've remained in my comfort zone for years in working small. Small fabric books, small fabric collages, small watercolor illustrations, small paintings. Someone once said, "Go big or go home." There's truth in that statement. Would we have enjoyed Jackson Pollock's work if he had kept it nice and neat in an orderly, manageable size. Hell no!
So, despite the fact that my studio may not accommodate me much longer, I am painting on larger canvases and panels. I'm moving out of my comfort zone. Truth be told, it feels great!
So, if you do anything this summer, do something that scares you! Leave your safe, comfort zone and try something new. You can't run with the big dogs if you stay on the porch! So Winston says...