ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
I ventured beyond my studio today. And oooh man, comfort zones, are a thing! I’ve spent my life creating from behind the scenes – first in film, then in product design, then in online content writing. And I would be happy to create from behind the curtain, only peering occasionally through the window that is Instagram. But even then, you can feel when you’re getting too settled in your ways. So, when a casual conversation with the owner of @lacuccinahb, your local favourite eatery, turns into “hey, you should come paint here,” you can almost feel life giving you a kick in the bum.
As Liz Gilbert says, thank fear for protecting you your whole life, but then know when to tell it to settle down when opportunities like this come up. So I gave it a whirl “Hey Mr What If, I’m just going to paint in a coffee shop. No one is going to die.”
And as a nifty perk, the guys from @geometricdrinks happened to be sharing their awesome botanical tonic essences there too! 🍸Maybe their chamomile and rose geranium blend helped soothe my artsy nerves?.
Hope your Friday is shaping up to be an easy-breezy one too ✨
Inspiration image: common license image
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)