Day 26. Patient but not hesitant

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Great Blue Herons are painfully patient. They’ll stand still in shallow water waiting for the perfect fish to swim by. And when it does, they seize their moment with a speed that always surprises me. They are patience but not hesitant. 

I think that’s the lesson for me this month. I’ve got some bigger paintings brewing but they need some time. I just can’t produce one a day without sacrificing something important. The whole secret to these painting a day challenges has been to always have something small, familiar, and meaningful to return to time and time again. It prevents me from stalling and from rushing. 

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Denise Hopkins

August 26, 2018

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