More fun than one should with one's clothes on!

That's what painting is for me: fun with a capital "F". It's going back to my childhood, back to the days of new crayons in my Christmas stocking, it's sharp coloured pencils for back to school, it's that new pristine box of watercolours. When I'm painting and some detail gets added, I sometimes find myself actually laughing with glee. It doesn't matter to me that I'm not Leonardo da Vinci. Creation gives me pleasure. And I'm a hedonist!

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Comment by Christine Bowerman on September 26, 2011 at 5:16pm

Hi Ev, I to feel this way, great ha.

Comment by Starr White on November 27, 2011 at 8:34am

Hi, Ev!  I completely agree.  I feel like I'm beginning a second childhood or something.  I remember being so excited over new school supplies too.  I still love the smell of  Play-doh!  I did get the basic stuff for school when I was little, but art was never really encouraged in our home.  My parents thought I should be doing more constructive things.  I carried that mindset with me until about a year or so ago.  Now I am experiencing all kinds of new art supplies and having a ball!  You're right.  It's just plain FUN!  I don't care if I don't become a world famous artist either.  In fact, it seems to me that most of the really famous artists had very serious problems - which I don't want.  I'm just having so much fun.  That's my reward for now.  There is something so deeply rewarding about creating.  I am a very spiritual person and I often wonder why that is.  Why are we so delighted and so satisfied with the act of creation?  Why are we seemingly meant to create?  I haven't yet figured out the answers to those questions.  All I know is...it makes me feel happy!

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