Pink is for Perfectionism

I don’t know where that title came from but I’m the first to admit that I am a perfectionist and it is one of those things that I am always conscious of when I am creating, especially when I am painting rocks – that line just has to be perfect! So lately, I’ve been consciously doing lines that aren’t as perfect as I would normally do them (not that you will be able to tell but I can!) and trying things that I wouldn’t normally do just to conquer that perfectionist in me!
So where does that come from?
I’d like to say that it is the Virgo in me, and perhaps that is part of it, but I think also that somewhere along the way I felt the need to be perfect in the eyes of others…I think children always want to be accepted in the eyes of those adults who are there to nurture them and love them and so we try our best to gain that acceptance.
koru hand painted rock
And then as we grow older, we still seek that acceptance whether we realise it or not. But I’ve learnt there will always be people who will like what you do and others who won’t and that’s ok! I think everyone likes to be encouraged and supported and if we do the things we do because we love doing them, and it gives us great satisfaction and joy then the response we get or don’t get from others, positive or negative – doesn’t matter.

I’ve been watching people who are visiting my photos and some of these people, I don’t even know. But I believe that these rocks are seen by those who should see them, people who are open minded and curious who connect with something that I have said or who connect with the rocks themselves. And I love that these rocks are connecting people…
And like I said on Day One about fear – perfectionism is getting the kick to the curb this year too! And it’s Day 8 and I’ve posted 8 rocks that I’ve painted, all that have helped me deal with my need to be perfect!
Day 9 tomorrow – yippeeeee! Someone’s gonna get a birthday rock tomorrow, but for today this one IS for sale. Also stay tuned next week because I am going to give another rock away! Won’t tell you when, but you’ll have to be on to it and keep watching!

Hei apopo – until tomorrow!
Jo 🙂
PS – pink isn’t my most favourite colour but I think that the little girl in me quite enjoys it hehe!

10 Comments

    1. I’m really glad you like my gift 🙂 I’ve been re-organising all my art stuff and it took a while to be able to sit down and make something. Let’s not go into the procrastination time either, haha.
      xxx

      1. Haha Mel – P is for pink, P is for perfectionism and P is for procrastination!! Hey I remember I painted a rock about that!

  1. Hey girlie – all the ones that are for sale are $39 but I’m open to trades as well! Any of your art would be cool!

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