Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Just me


On most Monday nights, you will find me hanging out at home watching Ustream, and sometimes designing, along with Tracy Weinzapfel. Absolutely, positively, LOVE this girl. She is a never ending inspiration in both life and art.

Each month, Tracy challenges us to design something. This past month was just WRONG!!!!! She told us to design something that included a picture of ourselves. Ok, what did she say? Is she kidding me? Ugh. She could have asked me to paint with blood and beet juice, and I would not have blinked, but a picture of myself? UGH!!!! No way!!!! I hate getting my picture taken. I am the picture taker, not the subject. The words - "No way!! I can't do it!!!" immediately popped into my head. Plus "Are you flippin kidding me?" I thought she was completely out of her mind!!

You can see her post about the challenge at:

http://tracywburgos.typepad.com/treasure_the_momentlove_l/2012/07/august-creative-dare-is-about-you.html

Well, she was not kidding. So, because I never back down from a challenge, I did it. Yes, it hurt!!! Yes, it was completely against everything I thought I believed. BUT, I did it, and it turned out better than I could EVER have expected.




You can see step by step photos with instructions at:
 http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBpmCHU

 The final project after a little more washi tape and adhering the small black canvas and flower to the bigger canvas. It actually turned out wonderful.
Ok, I did it!! Tracy said - I Dare you, and I did. I can actually say that her telling me to do a project with my own picture was beyond scary to me. Yes, she could have probably asked me to do ANYTHING, and it would have not been more out of my comfort zone. I don't like pictures of myself!!! But, I made a promise to myself that I would no longer live in my comfort zone. It was time to stretch my bounderies and see what is possible.
I am in tears. If someone would have told me a month ago, I would do a project about myself, and even like it, I would have called them crazy. Nuts even!!! But, the fact is, I more than like what I did, I LOVE it!!! It is by far the coolest thing I have ever done. I was in the ZONE. I kept thinking of new things to do and I just did them. I didn't second guess myself or over think things. It was absolutely, 100%, a life altering project. Some people may think I am crazy, but my biggest fear, myself, was set before me, and I WON!!!
Always remember - to stretch your boundaries and let your heart live outside it's comfort zone. You might just find -  You like it out there!

 The final project after a little more washi tape and adhering the small black canvas and flower to the bigger canvas. It actually turned out wonderful.
Ok, I did it!! Tracy said - I Dare you, and I did. I can actually say that her telling me to do a project with my own picture was beyond scary to me. Yes, she could have probably asked me to do ANYTHING, and it would have not been more out of my comfort zone. I don't like pictures of myself!!! But, I made a promise to myself that I would no longer live in my comfort zone. It was time to stretch my bounderies and see what is possible.
I am in tears. If someone would have told me a month ago, I would do a project about myself, and even like it, I would have called them crazy. Nuts even!!! But, the fact is, I more than like what I did, I LOVE it!!! It is by far the coolest thing I have ever done. I was in the ZONE. I kept thinking of new things to do and I just did them. I didn't second guess myself or over think things. It was absolutely, 100%, a life altering project. Some people may think I am crazy, but my biggest fear, myself, was set before me, and I WON!!!
Always remember - to stretch your boundaries and let your heart live outside it's comfort zone. You might just find -  You like it out there!

The final project after a little more washi tape and adhering the small black canvas and flower to the bigger canvas. It actually turned out wonderful.
Ok, I did it!! Tracy said - I Dare you, and I did. I can actually say that her telling me to do a project with my own picture was beyond scary to me. Yes, she could have probably asked me to do ANYTHING, and it would have not been more out of my comfort zone. I don't like pictures of myself!!! But, I made a promise to myself that I would no longer live in my comfort zone. It was time to stretch my bounderies and see what is possible.
I am in tears. If someone would have told me a month ago, I would do a project about myself, and even like it, I would have called them crazy. Nuts even!!! But, the fact is, I more than like what I did, I LOVE it!!! It is by far the coolest thing I have ever done. I was in the ZONE. I kept thinking of new things to do and I just did them. I didn't second guess myself or over think things. It was absolutely, 100%, a life altering project. Some people may think I am crazy, but my biggest fear, myself, was set before me, and I WON!!!
Always remember - to stretch your boundaries and let your heart live outside it's comfort zone. You might just find -  You like it out there!


Thank you Tracy so much!!! You push me, you make me laugh, and I just LOVE you!!! I never would have been able to do this without you. Mixed media is easy, dealing with myself looking back at me, not so much!! LOL

You can see Tracy LIVE at 8 pm central time or find recordings of Tracy's Monday night LIVE at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tracy-weinzapfel

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