How do you create something for the first time? How do you make something when you don't know how to do it? 

For some reason, I remember that my 8th grade math book said, "math is not a spectator sport." I can tell you, art certainly isn't either! When you don't know how to use your materials, you can learn some by observing. But the real learning and discovery comes from doing it. Start with an idea, make your plans, and go. This painting highlights that process and how good it feels to overcome feelings of uncertainty or lack of confidence by jumping in and creating something beautiful.  


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8" x 10" paper

11" x 14" mat

Mixed media on paper

"The First Tree" - Mixed media on paper