Taking This Bull By The Horns

An Open Book


I was born on April 24th which makes me a Taurus “The Bull”. I am an introvert, much too serious, trustworthy and sensitive just to name a few of my traits, oh yes and stubborn. I never give up when I set my mind on something.

This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the situation. For the most part, though it has served me well. There are times when I should move on and I know it and I just don’t. I don’t want to admit my failures and that applies to painting especially!

Those times when I have just gone too far with a piece and regretted it soon after, I might then completely paint it all out and start over. Sometimes I don’t know how but those pieces are often my best.

I am working on learning to let go more and get rid of expectations. I know in my head that every painting will not be good but my stubbornness just wants to keep going until there is nowhere to go but start over. I love the process of making a piece of Art but my practical side is sometimes too product-oriented. It seems to me the longer I have been painting the harder it gets to please my own critic.

What am I going to do about it?

Try and get out of my head and do some automatic drawings and maybe do some small collage. I need to give myself permission to goof off a bit.

How do you deal with these issues?

5 thoughts on “Taking This Bull By The Horns

  1. this is a lovely subtle image; plenty of warm and cool change up and I love the Textures! the pathway you lead us on through the design works really well, and is full of Depth 🙂 its a beautiful piece! cheers, Debi

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