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An Ivy & Innocence Journey Back to a Special Place in Time

Hello Friends of Ivy,

Wanted to send a few updated pics of my progress with this first piece in not only my return but back in my studio too.

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I did get some of my painting on the camera before the batteries died. Once I begin I need to continue otherwise my paint will dry too quickly because I mix all my colors as I go along. Next time I will have spare batteries on hand, at the ready.  I am learning so many things as I make my comeback.  :)   Such as needing these fancy, googly, magnifying things that I now have to wear to see the intricate details to paint. When my husband brought them home, I chuckled (they look like the eye contraption that jewelers wear)  well, now guess who is wearing them?!? Yes, indeed, humbled I am. And it will be very courageous of me to show these to you… because they are pure silly looking things and catapults me straight into absolute geekyness. No laughing either when you see them in my video. None.

I read this at work today and wanted to share:

It’s your life. Have the courage to do the things that matter the most.

Doesn’t that make you think? I believe courage is doing something that takes you out of your comfort zone but you do it anyway because it matters to you.

So these contraption things definitely take me out of my comfort zone. I would never ever be seen in them, especially in public, but I need them now to paint. I return humbled and geeky because Ivy & Innocence matters so much to me.  :)

How about you?

Update progress Girl with Puppy - Rare Hand Painted Ivy & Innocence Original

Hello Friends of Ivy, Wanted to send a few updated pics of my progress with this first piece in not only my return but back in my studio too.