Finally sat down to paint. I’d like to commit to daily painting. I’m inspired by Carol Marine–in so many ways. She is clear about the benefits of painting regularly (“daily”) and I believe her. I’m getting tired of my “I do what I want when and how I want” Enneagram 4 approach to life (Wisdom of the Enneagram, p. 190) and the damage it’s done to my career, bank account, but most importantly, self respect. I’ve been PurposeMapping (with Craig Filek) and while I’ve know about being a 4 for 20 years, somehow the triangulation process (astrology, Enneagram, Myers-Briggs) that he’s set up has gotten me to face some ways I am holding myself back–and the awareness seems to be helping. Carol suggested I start a blog and with the help of my angel boyfriend Bert I’m able to really think about doing so. I took a workshop with Carol while visiting my father and brother in Florida. I think I’ve made a lot of progress. I want to apply some of what I’ve learned to this more regular approach to painting. This painting was harder than it looks. The yellow vase was a challenge. I always wonder when I paint after a hiatus, even of a week, why I don’t paint more often.