Welcome to Driblets
With a grand design in mind, we unfurl our drop clothes. The paint stirred, new brushes at the ready. The work of making life more beautiful, adding value, is upon us.
Some areas will allow the colors to be applied with large brushes and broad strokes. Other areas will require small brushes, more patience and will take more time. We will find places that need special tools to apply the color evenly. We will be deliberate, and use delicate strokes, knowing that the whole job needs to be done well.
Coloring the world first asks us to see what is possible, and then we must act. All of us have an artist within. This artistry requires a broad set of skills and instincts that are acquired through practice, under the guidance of someone who knows more than us. As we apply color, we learn. We improve. The results of our work is visible; to ourselves and others.
Whether a teen or an adult, you are the result of the strokes of others. These others are parents, extended family members, teachers, members of your faith community, neighbors, youth program leaders, and others. Whether a teen or an adult, you are also the result of the strokes that you applied to your world. As you matured from childhood and entered your teen years, you gradually accepted more responsibility for holding your own brush; for coloring your own world.
This blog is about that journey. It is for the teen who is practicing moving from black and white to PHull Color. It is for the adult who wants to support a teen in coloring their world. It is for the teen who is ready to change by adding more or different colors. It is for the adult who wants to do the same.
Here you'll find driblets; of color. Small dabs of insights, drops of instruction, and globs of support. From these driblets, I expect that you'll find your own style, and your unique, individual way.
We are the artists of our own lives and the lives of others. The opportunities, skills, and support we receive all work together determine the content and contentment of our lives. Welcome to the journey. Let's get it right. Because this matters. Most.