Re-inventing the Wheel

January 30, 2016  •  2 Comments

Re-inventing the Wheel

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.” This quote by Randy Pausch from his book The Last Lecture, has a lot to say about success and failure. 

How many times I’ve started an exploratory painting and in the end, didn’t have a success but learned a lot. I gained experience. 

The things I was successful at sometimes have slipped away. I can’t find that impossible color, line, or shape, that the muse dropped on my canvas the day before. To make tints with tempera paint you start with white and add a little color, then more. How do I know that? I started with blue once.

Practice does perfect skills. Repetition does ingrain good habits.Feeling badly about a failure is only the tip of the iceberg. Underneath is that healthy mass of experience that keeps you moving. Experience, fail, succeed, and continue. There is always another piece of paper. SURFACE CREEK PATHSURFACE CREEK PATHpath through creekside trees. Surface Creek, Cedaredge Colorado Make more art.


Barbara Torke
thanks Carolann, and welcome.
Carol Ann Rasmussen(non-registered)
Barbara - thanks for introducing me to your page
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