How To Paint A Perfect Picture
Start writing a post

How To Paint A Perfect Picture

Step one: don't.

How To Paint A Perfect Picture

I think that in some shape or form, we are all artists. I've always loved art. I love that it's abstract, thought out yet spontaneous, and how there are times where a simple piece of artwork could make you feel something in the depths of your heart.

Now, let me get this straight, I'm not a painter. I couldn't give you any advice on how to operate a pottery wheel. The closest I've ever been to that sort of artist is the artist career card in the game of LIFE. There are all different artists in our world today. Art can literally be anything and anywhere depending on the person viewing it.

I like to believe that our lives tend to make our own artwork along the way, and as I've come to find out, sometimes the piece of art we may have envisioned isn't always what's seen before our very eyes.

But that doesn't mean it's any less beautiful.

I'm a perfectionist artist, a perfection-artist if you may. Over the course of my life, I've tried painting a picture that was worthwhile. I've tried painting my own idea of beautiful, even if that's not the beautiful that I was supposed to paint. There are days when I'm trying and trying and trying to bring my picture to life, and I make a wrong brush stroke. Instead of going along with the mishap, I end up abandoning the work I've invested for so long, in the hopes that maybe if I start over again, I can finally get it right. I can finally see my painting as beautiful. I will finally see a masterpiece.

More realistically, over the course of my life, I've tried being a friend, a daughter, a sister, or even just a person that's worthwhile. I've tried molding myself to be the person that other people want, even if that's not the person I was supposed to be. There are days in my life when I'm trying and trying and trying to be the best person I can be, and I make a mistake. Instead of going along with the mishap, I end up abandoning the person I've invested in for so long, in the hopes that maybe if I start over again and change some aspects about myself, I can finally get it right. I can finally see myself as beautiful. I will finally see the masterpiece I could be.

The thing about art is that there are plenty of paintings with unintended brush strokes.

The thing about people is that there are plenty of days with unintended mistakes.

Don't abandon the masterpiece in progress.

Don't dwell on the past mistakes.

Be brave enough to finish what you start instead of abandoning ship every time a trial comes your way. Your canvas speaks volumes about who you are, and there are people who are going to look at the picture you've painted and think, "my favorite part of this picture is *insert wrong brushstroke*." Everybody makes mistakes. That brush stroke has character, and as long as you can look back at your canvas and see how far you've come since the mishap, that's a picture that was worthwhile. You're a person that is worthwhile. Not all people can see that, but the right ones will. Keep painting your masterpiece.

"God created you in His very own image. He looks past your mistakes and He looks right at you and says, “There’s my masterpiece. That’s my son. That’s my daughter.” --Joel Osteen

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.


Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments