It's not the most exciting trail sighting, it's actually very common. Somehow I usually go right by the slow pokes, a quick nod and smile, then I continue looking for more exotic creatures to ignite my creative spark.
Although I often whine about needing to, I rarely take the time to slow down. Life gets busy and it all seems to pile up so high that I can't see the green grass all around me.
This tortoise was exactly what I needed this week.
I had the chance to snap a few pictures of him (or her!) eating, and I when I got home, I decided to clear my schedule for the day.
I ignored emails and texts, I ate a weird concoction of all the things I was craving (sauerkraut, almond cheese, and pepitas)
I enjoyed an afternoon thunderstorm, and then went into the studio and painted myself a tortoise.
|(New meaning of fun with alcohol)|
See? Going into your shell isn't always a bad thing!
This original painting is a very unique piece of my work unlike my other watercolor paintings, as it combines watercolor and alcohol on a canvas panel coated with watercolor grounds. The alcohol drips and mediums make a very unique effect on the non-traditional watercolor surface.
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Do you need to slow down and draw into your shell?
Let the tortoise remind you to protect what's really important; you!
If you would like to add this "Slow & Steady" original painting to your art collection,