Always remain limitless. That is my positive way of saying don’t limit yourself! It’s really important to be open to the limitless possibilities out there. It is important not to do something once and decide you suck at it, or can’t do it then never do it again. Imagine where life would be if Leonardo Da Vinci decided to not pursue his inventions cause it didn’t work the first time, or what life would be like if Albert Einstein just threw his hands up claiming he “can’t” or he just wasn’t good enough!
Greatness comes from persistence despite the results. Of course, my Creative Ones, I am focusing more on the art side of life right now, but this extends well beyond just art and in to whatever it is you are creating. Whether you are creating bonds between people, creating life, creating food to eat or garden beds to grow food in, creating mathematical solutions, creating devices and instruments, creating conflict resolution… being creative doesn’t just mean art and remaining limitless is an all-encompassing energy.
For instance, take this:
I painted this beautiful baby bump last Friday. This piece embodies The Tree of Life to its full extent. The Tree of Life, depicted as a living, breathing being, pregnant with expectancy, continuously birthing all that is into the Universe. It required a lot of deep calming breaths to get through this piece and a lot of breath holding! Especially when it came to the human-like part.
2 years ago there is NO WAY I could have pulled this off. It just wasn’t possible!! 2 years ago if I drew a face it was flat, expressionless and looked like something an 8-year-old would draw. But not today. Why not today? Because I chose not to limit myself. I caught myself one day saying yet again how “I can’t draw faces or bodies” then I heard one of my mentors voices in my head. Nick or Brian Wolfe, I’m not sure which one said it at the time, not that it matters, those twins were so close and so similar that I’m sure both of them have said it many times in their lifetimes. One of the Wolfe Brothers said, “To be able to draw something well enough to call yourself a professional at it, you need to draw it ONE THOUSAND times.“
I decided then and there that I would commit to drawing one thousand faces! I’m not even close yet. While I forget to post all the faces I draw in to the same folder, by my last count I am only up to around 140 odd faces. But even that has been enough to improve my skill. Rather than drawing that first face, or that 10th face or the 100th face before I committed to learning how to draw faces properly, I kept going! I read a couple of books, I did a couple of tutorials on YouTube and from websites I found through Google. I also found some great art courses in Craftsy, then found Guadalupe, Tamara Laporte and Jane Davenport who all taught me different styles and types of faces and even led me in to the world of being able to draw bodies that didn’t look alien as well!
The important point of this whole story here is to REMAIN LIMITLESS. Without remaining limitless I never would have gotten to a place in my life where I felt confident enough to paint a human-like creature on a beautiful pregnant belly, let alone walk away feeling really happy with how it turned out. Don’t get me wrong, I still pick this art to pieces as all artists do. We are our own worst critics after all. But for right now I’m still so happy with it knowing it would have been so much worse 2 years ago. And the Mummy-to-be was thrilled, which leaves me feeling very happy.
Remaining Limitless is partly why I have chosen to do my 100 Mandalas in 100 Days quest. By the end of it I’ll be over 10% of my way to being an expert. I have done many mandalas over the past few years but for the next 92 days I’ll be doing one a day. So if you want to watch them evolve and grow and have an opportunity to purchase one remember to sign up to the mailing list up the top on the right there. If not, that’s perfect too 🙂 Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. I hope you move forward from now doing your best to remain limitless.
In Joy! <3