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Chapter V

shake it off

I have found that I need to take time to have a palette cleaning exercise after I finish a round of mixed medium. I need a way to focus on one particular skill rather than the scattered assembly of attaching things with my mixed medium adventures. With this need to cleanse the palette I have automatically been drawn to watercolors. Watercolors have a diverse range of colors and uses—but they also have a narrow skill set. Being able to focus on this one skill with essentially limitless color and design ranges gives me an outlet for my creativity without having to think too much about complex materials.

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Purple Mountains Majesty

Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.
— Brene Brown
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Full Moon Rising

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
— Edwin H. Land
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Moon Phases and Mountains

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou

I don’t see myself becoming an exclusive watercolorist. I like to explore materiality too much for that. But I will say I love the small studies that I've gotten to do. Naming this series Creative Vibes allows me to set aside my glue, plaster, and acrylics to focus solely on this one medium. Watercolors give me a no consequence result. There’s no pressure for it to stand up to other works because all it is is an exploration rather than a finished work.