After she left for the day, I was dumbfounded as to what I crummy teacher I had been. I thought after all these years of experience...that I'd surely be qualified to teach someone something much more credible than to "Just Play". But, I guess as adults with all sorts of responsibilities we forget to that. It's something we keep thinking we should do...and never get around to it. As artists, we always need a new supply or a new technique to "create". We put off our creations, and continue our search. I did it for years. Sometimes, I still catch myself doing it. The truth is...we don't need any of that stuff. Remember, Kindergarten? You could make anything out of anything. You didn't need the latest, greatest technique...the latest greatest paint....YOU JUST DID IT!!! You Played and had a blast doing it. We all need to PLAY more.
We'd all become the artists, we dream about becoming...if we just let go, stop procrastinating, and Play.
The whole "Play Date" taught me a lot. I had a painting in my mind for years that I never did because I always felt like it wasn't the right time, I needed more experience, better techniques, better supplies. I was saving it. So, I decided to forget that silliness....find my own silliness...old brushes and all...and just Play. I'm so glad I did.