Day 119: Begin It

"Treasure"  Mixed media/collage on paper, 21 x 28.5"

I had a little insight recently. There are several projects that I have planned or ideas I would like to try, but I realized that in my mind I have them filed under "some day." For example, I did a page in my art journal back on Day 96 that I really liked and have been thinking that I should try to do a big piece like that... some day. But some day never comes. Why not TO-day? I overcame my resistance and decided to take a crack at it.

As luck would have it, just when I was getting ready to start, my friend Kevin appeared at the front door, bearing a gift of gold leaf for me to experiment with. I included some of it in the piece.

I have given it the title "Treasure," both for the flecks of gold and silver, and for my wonderful friend Kevin.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
— William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996)