Distractions change the journey - the direction shifts and the journey evolves. On the 8th day of my challenge I bought a beautiful bouquet of lilies. I thought I would paint one flower from the bouquet each day until they were all dead. The first day, as much as I liked painting the flower, I wasn't happy with the result so I wiped it off. The next day I decided to paint the whole bouquet.
I've had the tremor for quite awhile and my neurologist believes that it is probably due to genetics and not the tumor. I agree with her since my mother had tremors. They used to be occasional but have become more noticeable when I paint so I googled "painting with tremors." I'm not alone. There are a few things I can try but they aren't going to go away & I'm not sure I want to increase any of my medications.
I've always liked painting fine detail - mostly because I could. Getting the details in an eye or flower was challenging and I was proud of my ability to pull it off, but it isn't something that drives my creative energy. There are worse things & hell, I survived a brain infection so I'm not going to let a tremor get in the way of my creativity. I let the painting sit for a couple of days & did a little touch up. I still like it so I took it to my photographer yesterday to get a better pic.
Tomorrow I'm going to paint in spite of the tremor & instead of trying so hard to control & correct it, we'll just see what happens. Stay tuned............. :)
In my search about Essential Tremors I found a very interesting TED talk:
Embrace the Shake by Phil Hansen
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