Turning Fear Into Curiosity

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

At the studio we’ve been talking a lot lately about courage. And let’s face it, stepping up to a blank piece of paper with no idea what comes next can be scary. Sometimes it takes courage just to walk through the door. 

The moment we begin to move with the paint and put some color on the page, a shift can occur. Creativity transforms us into curious creatures and suddenly it doesn’t feel scary anymore. We move fluidly from one color to another, breathing in the individual personality of each hue. When we can find some playful interest around what comes next in our paintings, even the darkest of images don’t seem to hold as much power over us. We become daring and bold; masters of alchemy–turning fear into curiosity. 

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