Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.
– Emily Dickinson
I read this the other day for the first time. A big part of my life was explained in this short sentence! I am new to writing prose, writing poetry, painting with pastels, drawing and making mosaics.
In fact, tomorrow is the 6 month anniversary of 1874! This is my 70th post.
Anniversaries aside, painting with pastels really unleashes that little demon. I do not mostly know what I am doing with pastels having watched only one YouTube video some weeks ago and man do I get bothered and irritable. I know the answer. I just have to learn by watching YouTube videos and if I take it baby steps at a time, starting out as a beginner, everything will work out. Down, little demon!
One of my new favorite blogs, Radical Rumblings, reblogged a photograph originally posted on Exploratorius. It is a landscape view of Central Maryland taken in December, 2014. The featured image is my attempt to paint it in pastels.