oil & watercolor | www.karenmortimer.com
For the past 30 years I have been making music. I was a preschool music teacher, children's choir director, children's ministry radio host, writer, performer, producer of children's and adult music. Now I spend my days creating in a different way. The first day I held a paint bush in my hand my eyes saw the world differently! Inspiration was all around me! Everywhere I looked I saw the wonder of God's creation. The colors and textures of life. As I began my artistic journey, I very quickly found joy in the process. I escaped to a special place learning,growing., relaxing, and dreaming. Sometimes I surprised myself with my creations but most times the paintings ended up in the trash. I learned like a child learns, diving in with no fear. Splashing unexpected colors on the paper with sheer abandonment. I am now a proud member of the Smith Island Art League on Bald Head Island and my work has been sold in galleries.
There is a lesson to be learned from this and it is true for all of us. Nike had it right.
Just Do it!! The instrument that opens your eyes might not be a paint brush, but don't be afraid ....dive in. Just Do it!!
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