Showing posts from August, 2016

One Step

"One Step", Oil Painting, 18"x36", Andrea Realpe ‘You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.’   ~ Friedrich Nietzche~ My past experiences have taught me that it’s important to be challenged with things that are unfamiliar and to step outside your comfort zone. However, fear and anxiety are emotions that can be so debilitating that it can be very difficult to take that initial step out of your comfort zone. But sometimes it’s okay to be scared and it’s okay to be anxious, after all, we are human. Nonetheless, the problem remains when we stay scared and avoid the things that make us afraid. We can overcome fear by becoming friends with it and become used to the feelings of fear; if you tell yourself that it’s not okay to be afraid, then you are still going to be afraid. When you feel like fear has a hold on you every day, hang in there. All you need to do is take one step at a time. Coleman Young says, “Courage is one step ahead of

New Painting in the Works

For some reason I prefer working on the floor. Maybe, it's because I am more comfortable and I can get into the zone. No matter the reason, I have been doing this ever since I started painting about six years ago.