Saturday, August 21, 2010

Unblemished exhilaration

Imagine a blank canvas lying in front of you. It’s clean, with no blemish. You can use it however you want, you can paint or draw. You can choose your medium, oils or water colours. Imagine a blank page. You can write whatever you want, there are no rules. You can use a pen or a pencil. The only thing is, when you start you can’t do it over. This makes you stop to think, doesn’t it? What if you don’t, what if you just start doing whatever your heart tells you and learn along the way? It’s exhilarating, isn’t it? Just the thought of being able to use it in whatever way you want.

Now imagine an empty, unfurnished room. The walls aren’t painted; there are no curtains, no colour scheme. The room is calling out to you, just begging you to give it some character. The only difference between the page/canvas and this room is that you can redo the room. It will be expensive, and probably not that immediate, but it is possible. Your mind works in overdrive, planning and imagining. The walls could be purple, yellow, pink, or white. The curtains could match, or contrast. Who is to say they can’t? Sigh. You don’t need to be a professional to create a room with character; you just need to be willing and able to explore all possibilities.
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