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Friday, January 10, 2014

Sometimes The Paint Takes You By Surprise

You know how sometimes you start out to create something, and end up with something else entirely? That happened to me this week when I was journaling. I sat down thinking I would paint a funky girl with polka dot tights. The paintbrush had other plans. I got dots alright, but on a cheetah!

Now, I love cats, big and small. If family members weren't highly allergic, I would have a cat. Don't tell Jensen and Buttercup that. But of the cat family, male lions, and cheetahs have never really drawn me in. And yet, here was this big cat showing up in my journal.


On doing some research, I found that cheetahs are about focus, and goal achievement. Since this is exactly where I want my attention to be this year, this spotted beauty is perfect. Turns out the paintbrush knows me better than I know myself!

The subconscious is amazing, isn't it? Did anything surprising turn up in your creative work this week?  If it did, I hope you were as happy with it  as I was with my cat.

There is lots more to see at Paint Party Friday. Have fun!

13 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your cheetah, the subconscious sometimes does play tricks on us! Valerie

Zue said...

I like how you are so focused:)
Your cat is very bright and eye-catching. Nice work!
Sue x

Studio Kaufmann said...

What a beautiful cheetah. You have created a non-threatening cheetah so that says something nice about your state of mind. Happy PPF

Netty said...

Terrific results. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

SLScheibe said...

Ha! From girl to a cheetah! How fun. The cheetah looks very bright and bold running across your page like that :)

Brandi B. said...

Cheetah or Rabbit?
Which could be your TRUE spirit animal?

Giggles said...

Focus was my word last year!! It worked well for me until the end of the year when I let myself be sabotaged by not setting a strict boundary! i love when our subconscious appears on the page! This week I started in one direct and ended in another...so yes I think writing is much like art that way! Wonderful your vibrant Cheetah!

Hugs Giggles

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful cheetah,...

NatashaMay said...

Love it! Great colors, too. :)

speedyrabbit said...

That is Beautiful Karen,I love it.Nothing on the creative front for me except we have orderd the desk for the back bedroom so I can get my arts ancraft area set up and Have started making my curtains for that room too and then I need to finish the flowers on the wall..getting there!xx Rachel

Cozycomfycouch said...

Wonderful! Love when art presents itself within the journal! How exciting! Lovely!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

That is awesome!
xx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is a very cool looking Cheetah. Well done.
Nicole/Beadwright