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P is for Patience in Watercolor and Writing #AtoZChallenge

PIf you’ve ever tried to pick up watercolor only to shake your fist at the ceiling lightbulbs screaming “I DEFY YOU UNIVERSE!” because, once again, your painting has been foiled and your paintbrush is permanently embedded in the far wall . . . chances are you’ve run into the key ingredient needed for successful watercolor paintings:

PATIENCE.

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This is a watercolor piece in progress I started last week
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F: Fear of failure #AtoZChallenge

FRecently, I spent a week talking about fear, the fear of the blank page and a quote about the fear of being wrong. So when the letter “F” came up, fear was fresh on my mind.

crumpled paperI’ve always been the person who’s willing to try something new. Learn how to play soccer? Sure. How about pick up guitar? Yeah. DIY this old window into an accent piece? Let’s do it. Try my hand at charcoals? Why the heck not?

Failure doesn’t bother me.

Until you ask me to write.

Then failing can terrify me.

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