One of my all-time favorite television shows is Star Trek. I love the characters and the exotic planets they explore, but mostly, I admire the way the crew boldly goes where no one has gone before, not knowing what might lie ahead. That takes guts. Luckily, it’s just a TV show, so even if things go horribly wrong, all will be well in the end.
On my Artist’s Journey, I typically choose the safe route, the proven path, the road ‘more often’ traveled. But today, I was an explorer. I donned my uniform (aka:apron), set a course, and headed out into the unknown–warp 9. Though I didn’t posses the bravery of Kirk or Picard, I did muster up enough courage to seek out new watercolor techniques. Armed with a mister and a bottle of masking fluid, I decided to boldly go where I had not gone before. I didn’t have the safety of an expensive starship to consider on my mission, but I did have a pricey sheet of watercolor paper that I certainly didn’t want to see get sucked into a black hole. When I explore strange new worlds, I do so without an experienced crew or the support of Starfleet. I don’t even have a script writer to ensure my safety. I am on my own. Sometimes I fail, but other times, I create something beautiful.
“To Boldly Go”–watercolor on Arches Aquarelle