Growth, Expansion and Art

10:16 PM

Beaufort, SC
Watercolor in
Hand•book Watercolor Sketchbook
8.5 x 3.5 inches
On my way up to Charlotte, NC, to a business conference with Christine Kane, I stopped by one of my very favorite cities in the south, Beaufort, South Carolina. This sketch was done about 8 in the evening on Saturday and it was still in the mid 90's!

Ugh. The humidity was unreal.

The marsh grasses completely captivate me when I'm in this area and I could spend, well, let's just say a really, really long time, learning to capture the nuance of colors in the shifting sawgrass. Since I don't get to stop here as often as I'd like, it was worth it to brave the heat.

Especially since I knew I could pass out in the AC after I finished the sketch!

Just as we practice to improve our skills to learn to "see," to paint and draw, I've found that I have to practice and improve my skills to continue growing my creative life. I am very excited to be working with Christine Kane as a mentor/coach.

Sharing my passion for art, for sketching, for painting, for gaining confidence in our skills is so very important to me so I took a huge step earlier this year and hired Christine to help me reach a new level in my business!

I'll being stretched, challenged and nudged to new mindsets and perspectives. I'm stepping waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out my comfort zone and I'm learning to do things imperfectly...........this should sound familiar to some you who have taken my classes.

I'm getting in a little bit of sketch time and I'll share it when I get the chance to take some photos.

What are you doing to get out of your comfort zone?!

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13 Creative Thought(s)

  1. Too darned hot for me! WOW.

    I'm amazed that you're always striving to improve when your art is so delightful. I admire your work ethic.

    I'm getting out of my comfort zone by trying new media and a new style - and, right now, a subject that is really testing me!

  2. Just thinking about a new project gets me out of my comfort zone. Either that or getting out in this heat.

  3. So excited to hear you are working with Christine Kane. I have been following her blog for awhile but have not gotten a chance to take a live seminar. Please share your thoughts and experience.
    I try working on something new to get out of my comfort zone and to get the juices flowing. I just took a workshop on handprinting and i loved it.

  4. Have fun!! And thank you for introducing me to Christine Kane.

  5. I'll have to go check out Christine. Thanks for the heads up. Good luck, Laure!

  6. I'll be on the edge of my seat waiting to see where you go from here. Exciting!

    Yes, it's waay too hot and humid for me, too.

  7. Good for you Laure!! I admire drive in moving forward!! Nothing but success can come from it!! I have yet to step out of my comfort zone they way I know I need too...I have got to get moving or life will pass me by!!

  8. Thats a really good drawing. You couldnt tell you were out in the heat drawing it. Maybe its even better because you didnt have time to over think it..

  9. Sounds very exciting! We will be cheering for you as you break those boundaries!

  10. Christine is really good.... what a wonderful opportunity for you!

    We have a Beaufort in NC too... very picturesque little town!

  11. I can't wait to hear about your experience. I found your class on Christine's blog! I'm excited for you.

  12. That sounds so exciting! Are you making a new video? It is about 40 degrees here - waiting for the sun to rise and warm up a bit.

  13. Nice journal page! I'm just trying to get back with keeping up with class right now!


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