Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday's Walk - Just Show Up

Each week on my Wednesday's Walk I think about a creativity strategy that I have learned through my Kaizen-Muse training.  It's a great way to remember all the wonderful strategies that I learned that help me as I journey through life.

This month I decided I would paint a picture a day which featured or focused on the sky.  Today is day 8 and I am really learning a lot through this process.  One of the things I am reminded of how is how I can be a perfectionist and how this tendency can stand in my way of moving forward. So in true Kaizen-Muse fashion I have come up with a mantra to remind me to have fun with this self-designed challenge.  Each day I remind myself, "It doesn't have to be perfect - just show up and have fun!" And that is what I am doing.  I am also learning alot.  I know I prefer to use the smooth side of the pastel paper, not the bumpy side shown above.  I know that I really enjoy painting a traditonal sky using traditional colors.  I know that I love soft buttery pastels but have learned that the first time I use a new stick it will probably crumble all over the place.  I am learning that the softer the pastel the bigger the mess so I am prepared for that before I begin a painting.

Showing up each day to paint is making a difference.  Letting go of the perfectionism is making a difference.  Enjoying my own work is making a difference.  So if you are starting a new project maybe my mantra "It doesn't have to be perfect - just show up and have fun" would make a difference for you as well. I hope that you have a wonderful week fill with lots and lots of special moments that make a difference for you!
When you share your dreams and talents with the world, magic happens.  Let the magic begin!


  1. There is something wonderful about the sky and clouds!!!! I could lay there and stare at it all day!!!!

  2. what a beautiful sky and what a lovely post. I always imagine you as a completely zen person - calm and serene - you have such a lovely attitude to life. Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog the other day - I love the idea of you jumping around on the trampolines after the store closed!


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