🎨 One of the spirals where I pushed my preference for colour & tried on the minimal & monochromatic.
Pushing my preferences. Pushing my edges of comfort and bias.
Putting up for questioning my favourites, my desires, my tastes.
I do this with the colour I wear and paint with. I do this with food & flavours.
It’s a way to practice stretching my comfort zones. A way to put on new cloaks of courage and daring.
A way to prove that I can change the stories I have “always” been told or “this is just what I’m like”
Art can be an anchor for your self-expression.
It can also be a vehicle for your self-expansion.
To change your internal monologue.
To expand your palette, your tastes, your preferences, your bias & your limits.
Even in something simple like:
I “only” paint with lots of colours
I “don’t” like pickles
I “can’t” wear red
I’ve found that sometimes, my preferences are re-affirmed. So I can move forward with intention & mindfulness
Other times, I am delightfully surprised & my world expands a little
It seems I can change my long standing coffee preferences
It seems I can change my desire & taste for my long standing disgust over pickles & anchovies
It seems I can enjoy wearing pastels & white & neutral colours
Maybe that means I can change my stories of fear around change
Maybe I can turn my disgust to delight around my self-talk. I can turn my shameful chatter to silence. My firm stance on “the way it is” to an open-hearted “I wonder what else is possible”
How do you practice pushing your edges & preferences?
Artwork is an original watercolour painting. Find all available spirals under A Spiral A Day in my shop — Link in my bio! - 24 minutes ago