When I took my first watercolor class, I painted the usual subjects–you know, a bowl of fruit, a self-portrait, a landscape . . . but then, my teacher allowed me to do an independent study. That’s when I started painting bunnies. I learned a lot in the first class, but it wasn’t until I was cut loose and given permission to paint what I liked that the fun really started. Sure, not everyone likes to paint bunnies playing checkers, but I do! (Consider it my nod to dogs playing poker.)
Do you find it a challenge to give yourself permission to try something new or to take a risk?
Mind if I help you with that?
Complete the permission slip below.
It’s all set to go. All you need to do is fill in the blank.
* Grant yourself permission to submit a polished manuscript to an editor.
* Join a critique group.
* Query an agent.
* Set yourself free to dabble in a new genre. Ever written a haiku? A biography? A mystery?
* Let go of a project that’s sapping your creative energy.
I, Vicky Lorencen of Frog on a Dime,
grant you permission to ______________________________________ with my blessing.
Please report back about what you did!
Write yourself a permission slip to be surprised by someone’s potential. Who knows? One day that person could be you. ~ Sherri Shepherd
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Permit granted . . .
Vicky, I give you permission to frame your buns and gift them to me. Ahhhh. Mom
Thanks Vicky! Inspired by Ruth’s sketch journals, I signed up for a beginning drawing class this past winter. I met some nice women in the class, but it showed me that I need to stick with writing.
Hey, certainly can’t all be Ruths! I’m glad you’re giving yourself permission to stick with what you love. Good for you!
Love the bunnies! Thanks for the permission slip. I’ll use it a few revisions down the road.
Ever forward, right Ann? Thanks for visiting.
Love this Vicki! I’ve got a few projects that are sapping my creative energy that just need to go!! Thanks for giving us permission to get outside of ourselves! Love the bunnies by the way!
Won’t that feel good, Patti, to be free to pursue something that really excites you rather than drains you? Way to give yourself permission! The bunnies are applauding!