Outside of Her Comfort zone

Outside of Her Comfort Zone
Outside of Her Comfort Zone

Strange painting, I know.  But, I felt driven to create it….and then waited patiently for it’s message.  Not all paintings are meant to be masterpieces.   Some are created to push oneself.  To try new techniques and materials.  To go where one has not gone before.

And, then it came.

The message.

GO OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE.  And, don’t worry about what others think.  Create for the sheer joy of creating.  Don’t worry about what others think.  Because, this is one of your lessons.  Push your own boundaries without worry or care of criticisms.  AND POST IT!!!

Well.  Hell’s Bells.

Okay….I’ll do it.

I think we all get into “comfort ruts”.   We know what works, what sells, and what others want.  But, is that truly the job of an intuitive, visionary artist?

Oh sure, we all need to pay the bills, and eat, but, is that really our job?

How can we create a new reality, if we are insistent on the status quo?

Is it our “job” as artists to only create happy art?  Saleable art?  Or is it our job to create art to disturb the comfortable, and make them think?   Both?  Neither?

I don’t have that answer.

All I know, is that I felt a HUGE need to create this yesterday.

I think it’s about being seen.  No matter what.   To put myself out there as I never have before.  To push MY boundaries with no fear of the reactions.  It’s a big step for me.   All of my life, I’ve wanted to fit in.  To not “rock the boat”.  Yet, another part of me fights that.

Some of us are here to rock the boat, to question why, to make others think.

Pretty sure, that is one of my “jobs”.

And so…here it goes…

Push the button Paula….hit it…have the courage to put something out there that is different.

I guess this is my way of encouraging others to also step a bit outside of their own comfort zones….to be authentic to who THEY are.

May we walk together as one…




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