Why are we so afraid of color?  And when I say “we”, I really mean “me”.  I can create pencil drawings all day ‘til the proverbial cows come home, but just don’t ask me to color it/paint it…I might mess it up.  It’s one thing if I start out painting, but I tend to develop a mental block if I draw something in detail, first, and then attempt to give it some color.  So what if I mess up (and I inevitably will)?  I need to take my own advice that I used to give to my piano students:  “If you play a wrong note, play it like you mean it.”  In the same way, color like you mean it.  Go ahead, add those blues, greens, reds, yellows…you get the picture (artistic reference intended).   Or, as Bob Ross used to say:  “We don’t have mistakes here, we just have happy accidents.”

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