Since starting my poppy series, I’ve enjoyed playing with different layouts and ideas. I’m drawn to the warm spectrum of colors, so I tend to avoid cool hues in the main subject. Indigo blue poppies that turned deep purple, then pink in the light, was an exciting variation to try.
The title for this painting did not come to me until a few weeks after completion. When I look at it I am reminded of how cold and unrelenting life can be, like the rain in the picture. I allow myself to feel deluged by grief and regret when I forget to focus on the Good that is always present as well. I know I’m not the only one on the planet with a string of messes and heartaches.
WHAT IF, I allow those Teachers to push me in a direction that will help show others how to grow and live life with passion and purpose? Why waste those failures? They can springboard me to try new ways to relate, to create and live, new ways to find joy in each day. The proverbial lemonade-out-of-lemons mode of living. What are some ways that you’ve been able to see failure as a catalyst for growth?