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"Shine" is this weeks creative prompt for the Inspiration Avenue Challenge. "Shine" inspired me to think of the sun, of metallic colours, jewels and shining from our inside out. The photo above shows the result of combining these ideas. It took five or six coats (lost count) of acrylic gold paint on a deep edged 7 x 5 inch canvas that I then painted on in ink & heavy acrylic colours. The photo below gives an idea of the 3D effect:
How does it relate to me shining from the inside out? Well I've been doodling similar designs but was afraid to try translating this to a more involved piece. I was allowing the usual self depreciating doubts to stop me from trying. This weeks challenge encouraged me. I really enjoyed creating this, so much so that I feel free to create more in this style. And, drum roll to match my nervous heartbeat, I am going to offer this for sale (probably in the Etsy shop I've registered but not yet used). I feel light, shiny & happy at getting past my silly fears and expressing myself as I feel in this moment. I'm also working on painting a mandala on a 12 x 12 inch canvas that is making me jittery but is exciting at the same time. I think I need to follow the same principle by sharing of the reams of writing I keep hidden away.
- Do you allow your true self to shine? How? If not, what is holding you back?
- Is there something new you'd like to try but are too scared to for fear of making a mess or looking foolish?