Brushing up Adventure

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“The bold adventurer succeeds the best.” Ovid (from The Painter’s Keys)

Suddenly the realization dawns that things have gone stagnant.  The same direction is going on and on, endlessly.  Everything is feeling redundant.  It’s a circle going round and round.  What can be done to stop this looming boredom?  Maybe its time to go for some bold adventuring.  How about trying a bit of whitewater rafting, at least on paper.  On paper, there’s no danger of falling out of the boat and cracking a head or other various bones on a rock.

White water rafting involves skill and good equipment.  It requires knowledge and common sense.  Most of all white water rafting requires the willingness to go for adventure. Merriam-Webster defines adventure as, “the encountering of risks.”  The risk begins by strapping on a helmet and life jacket.  Next get into the boat.  Then push the boat out into the current.  A battle to hang on ensues.  The fast water picks up the craft and begins to toss it around as it moves swiftly down the river.  The task of steering the boat away from rocks and other obstacles will take over all focus.  The adrenalin starts to flow.  An adventure is in progress.

How does adventure happen on paper or canvas?  It starts with the willingness to try something new, beginning with fresh equipment.  Choose a bold new direction and get caught up in a swift moving river of adventure. See where the fast moving water leads.  It could land in an entirely new place.  Or it could end up back at the beginning but with a fresh new infusion of energy producing adrenalin.  You never know where a white water river will take you.  Strap on a brush and go with the flow.

6 responses to “Brushing up Adventure”

  1. […] feeling towards a post published today in PaintingPundit.Wordpress, encouraging artists “Brushing up adventure“.  I think of Giacometti’s idea on “adventure”, which I couldn’t […]

  2. Oh, if only I could … I would be so happy to be able to produce images with my hands. Alas, M.G. – I can scarcely draw a stick man …

    1. But M.R. the same holds true for writers. You make images with words!

      1. That is a really lovely thing to say, M.G.! Thank you from the heart …

  3. May your white water carry you down the sacred river to caverns measureless to man!
    Loved the allegory
    David

    1. Thank you so much, David!

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