3 08/03/2012 life Work & Career

the evolution of an idea

I told you last year how much I sweat over this one.  The large canvas is the most anticipated project at art camp. The day  we do it, we make sure it is not too hot and that we are well rested for the adventure. There can’t be rain in the forecast. We do yoga that morning so we are stretched out so that we can handle the physicality of it- you can’t paint it sitting on your tushie.

  The night before we paint it I dont sleep very well. Even after 9 years of this.
It starts like all things-
from nothing but a beautiful idea and some people who believe in it.
summer 2012 evolution large canvas.jpg
step by tiny step
one foot in front of the other
don’t overwhelm yourself with the entire project
a little bit at a time
lots of encouragement
‘yes you can’
‘I believe in you’
and then…
summer 2012 large canvas.jpg
It gives me the goosebumps when this happens.
But we need a name for this one.
Any ideas?
  • http://www.myfamilyisnotbroken.wordpress.com Nancy

    I love the title Sam- And I love the notion. Great to hear from you and xoxo to you and your beautiful kids

  • http://www.yogabodii.com sam merkur

    This is beautiful. I showed my kids and they coulddnt believe their eyes. It was “Love at First Sight”. Hope you like that title.
    Enjoy the summer
    Sam

  • Kath

    WOW.
    I love that painting. My vote for the name is…
    HOMECOMING.

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