Perfect NOT Anyway

One of the things about growing up with a mom who was
a perfectionist, everything had to be just so and neat. Being of
the opposite persuasion, nothing was ever just so and neat for me.
I loved my mom, she was a loving person who helped me to achieve
many, many things in my life, but I never strove for perfection,
I found it way too limiting creatively.

The great thing about being an adult in my 50’s is that I can
go back to playing just like in my childhood but without
any restriction on how I go about it. (No I am not senile yet)

I think the reason my intuitive painting workshop with Chris Zydel
was so powerful to me, is that I realized how much more
you gain personally and spiritually when you just do for yourself
and never, ever worry about the outcome, the direction,
the what you paint, it is enough to just collage, draw, paint
what come through, for it’s own sake.

I am glad I make Lyle laugh, I am glad even more that I make
myself laugh! Thanks to all you blogger friends out there
who enjoy laughing with me too!!!

Perfect NOT Anyway

Texture and paint, pencil and pen on a collage under painting.

13 Responses to “Perfect NOT Anyway”

  1. Beate Knappe July 24, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    sometimes I used to say a surgeon who is going to operated my brain has to be perfect – art must not be perfect

  2. Emma July 24, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    no, but this is perfect, perfectly delicious!

  3. artymess July 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    you are right when we get to our age we can do as we please it's so liberating……x

  4. Jensters July 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

    This is what my friends say about me being a perfectionist because i do think i try to be….but wish i didnt and dont think i am…lol is this making sense he he….i love you work Corrine x

  5. In the Light of the Moon July 24, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    A wonderful post and something I have a hard time doing…letting go..just for the sake of letting go.I have become more aware of it and so I am trying my best,not to try at all and just be.Thank you.Warmest Regards,Cat

  6. lyle baxter July 25, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    love todays post! it is way cool! love the colors and the texture!

  7. Steph July 25, 2010 at 1:47 am #

    I love these textures!!! yummy…and yes yes yes to intuitive painting….
    xox steph

  8. ArtPropelled July 25, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    I do agree with you. Wonderful things emerge when you just allow things to happen in your art, perfect or not. I like the collage/painting in this post ….. a lot!

  9. Quase Blog da Li July 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm #

    Anyway NOT Perfect!
    this work has reached the degree of excellence or beauty that reached far beyond any perfect.
    With the passage of time does not
    become more senile,
    but undoubtedly more manly.
    Great work!

  10. Denise Scaramai July 26, 2010 at 3:24 am #

    is so good make you feel and be happy to do!
    I liked much of what you said, very true …
    I'll try to remember always, because here
    the perfectionist is myself… 🙁

    this work is really cool! very expressive;
    the result his intentions when did it!

    congrats and a real hug!

  11. amy July 26, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Yeah! You have figured things out to have a joyful life it seems. The whole perfectionist thing is foreign to me except that it seems there are people who won't try anything if they can't do it right. The virgo sign I have read is like this and I can see it in some of them that I know. Have more fun and be more fun is my motto this year and you have to let go in order to do that I think! Love all the colors and fun in this!

  12. Kim Mailhot July 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    I think I am going to drop "perfect" out of my vocabulary for the next phase of my life. Or at least change it's definition big time !
    I think you are perfect, just the way you are in this very minute, loving life, color, texture, hearts and pups! Perfect, according to my definition anyway. 😉
    Happy Sunny Summer Day, Perfectly Lovely Friend.

  13. Linda July 28, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    I could definitely see this hanging in a gallery!
    Have a great day…… 🙂

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