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Back to My Future

I didn’t post in July because I felt so busy but I’m not sure if that was true or if it was the contrast with Covid Time making it feel that way. However, it shook things up and made me look to the future rather than just drifting with the days.  

I used the found time during lockdown to explore and try different things like oils and different subjects. After all, we all had lots of time and no place to be. But recently I felt I’d lost my way. I can see that reflected in my Instagram account which seems to be all over the place.

I sensed myself at a turning point with my art so I’ve been on the lookout for my next steps. And of course, you learn a lot in the most surprising places when you’re paying attention. 

My husband and I were watching the episode of “Young Sheldon” where Sheldon decides he will be the Einstein of his generation. He starts by trying to play the violin like his idol. When that doesn’t improve his science, he decides to convert to Judaism. So he calls a temple in Houston and has a conversation which finishes with this observation by the rabbi: 

Einstein

“You’re not going to be asked why you weren’t Einstein.

You’ll be asked why you weren’t Sheldon.”

The truth and wisdom of that really struck me and I’ve done a lot of thinking about it since. Which is why I find myself returning to my watercolours and painting flowers, bees and rocks. It feels like an authentic, solid foundation to build from. Me doing me.

I’m now putting together a collection of new paintings that will launch online in a few weeks. Subscribers to my mailing list get early access to my new collections. If you’d like to be notified of each new release, just subscribe below. As a thank you, you’ll receive a Step-by-Step Guide on how to display watercolors without hiding them behind glass. It’s the same method I use for my own work.

So that’s how August is rolling for me. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. with joy in every moment.

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2 thoughts on “Back to My Future”

  1. Hi Aprille, I know it’s been a while since I said hello. I saw your post on Facebook today and wanted to read about what you are up to. I am so pleased to know you are returning to painting the beautiful watercolors of rocks, flowers, and bees! They re my favorite! Loved your post and I am in the same kind of situation. I’ll be sharing on my website soon. I am fixing it because Pause and Paint in no longer so I removed a bunch of stuff.
    Ciao for now!
    ~ Nathalie

    1. So wonderful to hear from you! And thanks for the encouragement. So much changed during CoVID that it doesn’t surprise me to hear you’re in the middle of something similar. Keep in touch and let me know where your journey leads you.

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