Growing in My Creative Practice

detail from 20"x40" work in progress

I've been experimenting with a potential commission piece in my painting. I usually paint intuitively; to work with a specific size of canvas and colour palette is new to me.

But I'm enjoying the challenge.

detail from 20"x40" work in progress

A relatively risk-free experiment, whether the potential buyers end up buying the piece or not the experience is pushing me out of my comfort zone.

It's a great way to grow.

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." ~ Brian Tracy


How could you stretch out of your comfort zone today? Are there opportunities that - although a little intimidating - could offer you a relatively safe place to experience growth in your creative practice?