Your peony is spectacular 🤩 And I love this lil peek inside your groovy new home

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Feb 18Liked by Elizabeth Edwards

Loved the whole "don't give up" theme. You put it in such a visual and memorable way!

And excited to read about your musings on moving, it's such an interesting topic :)

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Feb 16Liked by Elizabeth Edwards

I don’t know why but “I hope to inspire you to pick up a pen, paint brush or spatula and create something spectacular.” always makes me smile. It’s such a good way to begin this newsletter.

Also, maybe we need more about how you’ve been inspired to pick up a pen and spatula soon? 🧐

“because now it looks like I have double the things” <-this made me lol

There’s double of you too!!! Trapped in another dimension!! Held hostage by the mirror wall leader, Kelly.

I love that you found something you could connect with in Goodbye, Again and I’m looking forward to seeing your published essay. All the feels!! Hell yeah books!!

& Sunflower<33 Is that a bee on it??? That’s already way better than when I’ve tried painting sunflowers lol

My thoughts on this part:

“…and this is all I have to show for it.”

Bridget Riley has said that painting “takes and needs time and this is its great advantage. An artist needs enough time to reflect, to revise, to explore various directions, to make changes, to lay foundations. You have to build up a working routine—you have to be able to surprise yourself and, above all, to make mistakes. And if you are a painter then you are fortunate because the practice of painting allows for all of this.”

I agree with this, not just with painting, but writing and any form of art so when you say “But the more you do it, the quicker you become, and the less frustrated you become.” I wonder if it’s really a matter of needing things done quicker. Should efficiency be the goal with art? In my opinion, no. But I guess that depends if you like the process or enjoy the outcome more. You set high expectations for yourself, but you clearly have the capacity to meet them. I wonder if some paintings can be approached with different goals, instead of the same rigid high expectations every time. Maybe your high expectations can revolve around different aspects.

By the way, Casper is my inspiration. I think I need to print out that tweet as a reminder. I’mma frame it on my wall so when he stares into my soul, I'll be motivated to keep going.

My favorite newsletter is a huge fan of my newsletter?! 🍬

Oh wowwww. An honor. I think you might be one of the only people that actually listens to my playlists. True blue 💙

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VIP Creator Therapy with this post Elizabeth!

The before and afters. The anecdotes weaving through them all. The structure is just so good.

it's as though you are... an architect...

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