As long as I can remember I have loved to try new things. When I see someone doing something that looks fun I want to try it too. Sewing , welding , painting, new jobs, cross country bike rides, flying the list goes on. Painting is one of the newest things I have been having fun with. Since I have always liked to try new things and tend to be a bit fearless I had never really thought that some people do not like to try new things, they do not like to be out side of their comfort zone. Some people stay at the same job for 20 or 30 years! Some people are so afraid of making a mistake that they don’t try anything. I have an adult child like this and I wish I knew how to help them to move forward. I cannot imagine being afraid to fail as I have learned the most from my failures and learned very little from my successes. The below painting is inspired by this topic as I want to learn how to teach someone to fly to let them see that the cell door is open and they are free to fly, I am concerned that some how without realizing it I have clipped their wings. . . Jail Bird, is 14 x 11 x .8 . Acrylic $75 the texture is lots and lots of paint.
and for something really new, last week I drove 200 miles each way to take a fun class with a friend. ( I am in the upper right hand corner)
“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
About Franklin D. Roosevelt
Four-term American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, known as FDR, pulled America out of the Great Depression and led the country during World War II. He was born in New York on January 30, 1882. His political career halted when a bout of polio paralyzed him from the waist down, but after learning to walk with leg braces, he became governor of New York and then president. His New Deal initiatives included Social Security, jobs programs, and collective bargaining. He died on April 12, 1945.