Every time you practice, you learn more. We spend so much of our life looking – but never seeing. That’s the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. Everyone needs a friend. Friends are the most valuable things in the world.
A happy cloud H1
All you have to do is let your imagination go wild. We don’t have anything but happy trees here. Now, we’re going to fluff this cloud. A thin paint will stick to a thick paint. When things happen – enjoy them. They’re little gifts.
Create your own world H2
Just make a decision and let it go. We must be quiet, soft and gentle. Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend. See there how easy that is. Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces.
This is gonna be a happy little seascape H3
There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. We’ll paint one happy little tree right here. Paint anything you want on the canvas. We’re not trying to teach you a thing to copy.
Why not make a beautiful sky? H3
We’re just here to teach you a technique, then let you loose into the world. It’s a super day. Don’t hurry. Take your time and enjoy. There’s not a thing in the world wrong with washing your brush. Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.
All you have to learn here is how to have fun H1
This is your world, whatever makes you happy you can put in it. Go crazy. Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things? We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting.
There isn’t a rule H2
You just practice and find out which way works best for you. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.
A big strong tree needs big strong roots H2
A tree cannot be straight if it has a crooked trunk. Anything you want to do you can do here. Nothing wrong with washing your brush How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day. The very fact that you’re aware of suffering is enough reason to be overjoyed that you’re alive and can experience it.
Trees cover up a multitude of sins H2
If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is. Just make little strokes like that. Everything’s not great in life, but we can still find beauty in it. Pretend you’re water. Just floating without any effort.
Having a good day H3
If you do too much it’s going to lose its effectiveness. Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it. With practice comes confidence. We don’t make mistakes we just have happy little accidents.
Trees grow however makes them happy H3
You could sit here for weeks with your one hair brush trying to do that – or you could do it with one stroke with an almighty brush. And that’s when it becomes fun – you don’t have to spend your time thinking about what’s happening – you just let it happen.
Everybody needs a friend H3
You can create the world you want to see and be a part of. You have that power. Just think about these things in your mind – then bring them into your world. This is a happy place, little squirrels live here and play. Everyone wants to enjoy the good parts – but you have to build the framework first.
We artists are a different breed of people H4
We’re a happy bunch. Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves. We want to use a lot pressure while using no pressure at all. When you do it your way you can go anywhere you choose.
Clouds are free H4
They just float around the sky all day and have fun. Isn’t it great to do something you can’t fail at? There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. This is probably the greatest thing to happen in my life – to be able to share this with you.
Just let this happen H5
Be careful. You can always add more – but you can’t take it away. We just let this flow right out of our minds. That easy. I like to beat the brush. How to paint. That’s easy. What to paint. That’s much harder. I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent.
Just relax and let it flow. H5
I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. That’s why I paint – because I can create the kind of world I want – and I can make this world as happy as I want it. That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington. The least little bit can do so much. It’s beautiful – and we haven’t even done anything to it yet. We don’t need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us.
No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen H6
This is an example of what you can do with just a few things, a little imagination and a happy dream in your heart. In life you need colors. You can’t have light without dark. You can’t know happiness unless you’ve known sorrow. We don’t have to be committed. We are just playing here. You have to make those little noises or it won’t work. The first step to doing anything is to believe you can do it. See it finished in your mind before you ever start. If you don’t like it – change it. It’s your world. Water’s like me. It’s laaazy … Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things It’s amazing what you can do with a little love in your heart.