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A Bridge into the Unknown - Familiarity

©Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2020
Hydrangea Block Up  by Laurie Pace - Sold. 

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“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”  ― Edna St. Vincent Millay
A "block up" in a painting is no different than an outline for a paper you are writing. It is learning the territory as you approach it and wanting to have a familiarity to it before you begin. 
Familiarity gets us through life in the tough times. We tend to draw from our experiences when faced with new challenges. It is a bridge into the new unknown in our lives. Just knowing you have survived something in the past, makes it easier to face it in the future. You know how to cope. 
It is the same on a canvas for an artist... getting to know the space and the feel as it is different with every painting. 
In our lives today... the Pandemic continues... and none of us have any past experience to draw upon. I encourage you right now, to …

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