Door to Wonderland, photo by Mary Gow
This is a year I’m all in. All for reinvention and embracing the inevitable C word – Change. This year I’m pro-transformation. On my list of must read books is Michael Port’s Steal the Show
. Port has a podcast show as well and I listened to his interview of Mike Michalowicz, speaker and author of the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
I can’t recommend this podcast enough! It runs 1 hr. 7 min. You can hear it at:
Then go to Mike Michalowicz’s website for a look at an amazing website with lots of resources – even ways to motivate kids. (If you prefer you can close the pop up window that comes up when you go to the site).
I’m using a small sponge to create texture around this painting of Buddha I’m working on.
I work on several paintings at a time. This painting of a Green Buddha was inspired by one I saw on a paper napkin. To add interest to the image I’m adding some white texture around the image using a small sponge.
First I squeezed a pea-sized amount of white acrylic paint on my palette and then lightly dipped the sponge in the paint and dabbed it on the canvas. I carefully spaced the dabs so they don’t bunch up in one area.
While painting this I was curious what the Green Buddha represents and found this from Tricycle.com: “The Green Buddha is traditionally the Laughing Buddha, bringer of prosperity and mirth.”
May this be a blessed year for you!
Nurture Your Creativity, acrylic on canvas, by Mary Gow
“Create” is a painting that’s on a 30″ x 40″ canvas I began today. This first layer is yellow, orange and white acrylic. The soft effect is thanks to a sponge.