Saturday, January 19, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday - Expand Comfort Zone

Last weeks topic was about being in our comfort zone. This week it's about expanding your comfort zone. I'm not confident with watercolours but I am having a good go with them lately... Here are some fish paintings in watercolour destined for the baby's room. These fish are varieties that inhabit the local West Australian waters. The one on the right is a Scribbled Angelfish, I'm not sure about the ones on the left.

I thought about this topic using the related articles and pretty much came up with some more new years resolutions! Here are some ways I can expand my comfort zones... I made a list of things that I put off doing or am afraid of doing. Goals that would make me happy or proud if I achieved them.

start donating blood
stop procrastinating
finish the baby’s quilt
visit some neighbours
join some mother’s groups
write / draw in a paper journal
organize my artworks
learn to speak Italian
study watercolour painting
enter an art show
try advertising with postcards / press
taste – cook some Indian food
read newspapers online


tangled stitch said...

Just lovely Anna, I'm so thrilled you happened upon my blog because your work is lovely and you are going through a wonderful life experience. Congrats on all of your creations!

Deb G said...

These are wonderful! Great job stepping out of your comfort zone.

laurel said...

Your fish are beautiful and those are great goals. You should definitely keep using those watercolors.

Charlie said...

Great goals. They really give me thoughts and inspiration for some of my own.

Laura Scarlett said...

They are very very good and perfect for a childs room. I hope you'll do more in watercolour.

Nicole V Lozano said...

That's some list. You ought to really enjoy tackling those items.

cate said...

I donate blood or platelets frequently. A while ago, I was sitting filling out the awful screening form and a woman sitting next to me said "thank you." I didn't know what I had done and must have looked perplexed. "It's because of people like you that I'm alive."

I never really thought that this thing that I did, that took so little time in my life, would give so much time to another person.

Go now. Do it now.

cookie said...

This was very inspiring. Your artwork is very fresh and fun.

carla said...

These paintings are sooo pretty! I love the vibrant colors and the watery feeling - it's like looking under the sea.