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Friday, October 27

Photo Friday ~ "Accidental"


taken too soon, canon digital rebel xt

Today, while in the midst of pasteling a drawing, many of my accidents turned out to look pretty cool. I love that about letting go with your art. Sometimes it just means releasing your preconceived ideas of what it should look like and allowing it to take on a life of its own. I wanted the drawing to be more smooth and it ended up with more texture as a result of those accidents or mistakes.

This is such a huge lesson to learn not just with our art but with our careers, our relationships, our future plans. Expectations and preconceived ideas can really bite you in the arse sometimes. Am I right? So here's to embracing our mistakes, our accidents and learning how to transform them into something rare and beautiful in our lives. Who would have known that a different path from what we expected would feel so right in the end?

See other Photo Friday entries for "accidental" here.

15 Comments:

Blogger Georgia said...

Fabulous!!! Thank you thank you:) I love reading this. And hooray for happy accidents and for the mistakes that make us the wonderful people we are today.

xoxox
Georgia

October 27, 2006 at 12:39:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is so inspirational...there's this story i have to write for an assignment that's due in a month or so that i've been planning, and with this happy accident in mind (serenditipity is one of my favourite words...) i'm just going to throw my plans out the window and put my fingers to the keys.

thanks for that little reminder...

October 27, 2006 at 5:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger my pink sky said...

wonderful post...a great reminder to all of us.

October 27, 2006 at 5:34:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

D- this could not be more true. While we always need to strive for something, placing rigid expectations on ourselves really just sets up for being disappointed. Every minute of every day brings some unexpected surprise. In the end, whatever we are striving for usually turns out to be just what it is meant to be.

xoxoxo-J

October 27, 2006 at 9:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

a big YES to this!

October 27, 2006 at 9:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger tara dawn said...

Absolutely!! Thanks for this post...just the reminder I have been needing.
xo

October 27, 2006 at 9:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

I love this outlook on life.
You oooze this accepting atmosphere, that is why I love you so!

XO D big/sis

October 27, 2006 at 3:16:00 PM PDT  
Blogger rising to the challenge said...

Sometimes accidents transform into something rare and beautiful in our lives all by themselves. My third child was an unplanned so-called 'accident' but our lives feel so right with him here amongst us that we wouldn't have it any other way!

October 27, 2006 at 5:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh darling-how did I come see this and then have to return for another look-only to realize I never sent through my comment.

I wonder how often this happens.
I think I rush after posting a comment and sometimes the word verification doesn't go through.

So often mistakes are really divine intervention. This is what I try to think whenever I forget something and have to go home. I think there must be an angel watching me-maybe I just avoided an accident or something else because I was delayed.

Lovin you
XOXO

October 28, 2006 at 7:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

You are so right!!!!

October 29, 2006 at 7:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger The Whole Self said...

i'm always reminding myself of this- i think it's so important for all of us. thanks for always being so deep, and pushing us to think deep and want more.

xo

October 29, 2006 at 9:06:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your blog today and wanted to thank you for it. It's so lovely to come across someone with such obvious joy in existence. Your posts are inspiring and beautiful.

October 29, 2006 at 8:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger rubyslippers said...

thank you for this reminder! it's so easy to get upset when a mistake happens--but there really are no mistakes--it's what we choose to do with them or about them that really matters...
hugs
nicole

October 30, 2006 at 10:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger bronxbt said...

accidental artistic expressions are the best.

good to see you've made some of those accidents yourself sweetie...

if you need a smile this week, come vote. i needed smiles bigtime this AM and worked hard to find some funny images. tell yer friends. i'm pathetic and worry when my vote-count drops.

is that sad? prolly is.

anyway, LURVE YER ENTRY!

eep

~ bronxbt & a chilly mr puddins

October 30, 2006 at 10:23:00 AM PST  
Blogger kelly rae said...

it's true. many of my best pieces were a series of accidents. and it's so synonymous with life, isn't it?

October 30, 2006 at 4:57:00 PM PST  

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