Why aren't you doing what you care the most?
It's Lavennz here. Welcome back to my blog! If you're new, I'm so glad you're joining us now. I'm thrill to have this opportunity to talk about my art and my view of life with you.
If you've been following me for awhile, you know that I paint with oil most of the time. But, sometimes, I like to pickup my watercolor pan, especially when I need my day to be simple, clean and soothing. It's meditating and connecting to my inner self compare to oil painting.
Don't get me wrong, I love oil painting, always.
Before I tell you my intention of drawing hopping bunnies around an ethereal young women, I'd like to share you this quote:
Have you ever wonder why you haven't or didn't do something you actually care and passionate for?
When somebody tell me they wish to do something, if I ask them to do it, their responses are more likely start with these words,
"Erm, I'm afraid that....."
Yes, most of the time, we're holding back by fear from doing what we actually care for. Our tolerance with fear making it the greatest enemy to success and the widest gap to the fullest life we dream of. To get the life we love, we must first kick off this fear.
So, where does this fear came from? There're too many possibilities. Some are valid but mostly invalid.
It could be a story you heard from somewhere, about the failure someone experienced in doing the same thing you want to do. This fear is valid but only on that person who had experienced and failed, not you. It could be a different story if you do the thing in a different way that that person. Take his/her story as a lesson, not an excuse to put off the idea.
It could be an undesired outcome you imagine in your head. This is definitely invalid. This is just a risk and every success comes after overcoming its risks. If you let the risk put off your idea, you had failed at the beginning, before you ever started. What you should be afraid of is the cowardness that stopping taking challenges.
This fear that stopping you from doing what you care is always about something that could happen in the future; but, it's also possible that it'll never happen. What I'm sure it'll happen is you're going to regret and disappointed in yourself if you never try it. This is the core idea of this painting.
You saw four bunnies in the painting but there's only one. Think it like an animation sequence of a bunny binky, starts from the sitting bunny. This bunny is the dream of the girl, bouncing around her head, figuring a way out. But it's hesitating to make a jump because there's a big gap, which is the fear of failure.
She is thinking with her eyes looking at the blank future, asking herself the same question again and again, "should I do it?"
In the end, she made the jump. The bunny hopped to the other side of fear. She's on her way to make her dream comes true.
Ahh...it sounds a little Disney fairy tale but you know what I mean. This dream could be big, could be small. It could be unrealistic but please remember,
And here's the making of "Hop To The Other Side". Enjoy.
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