I’m not surprised. But I still feel guilty. This usually happens after the Gathering. And I always feel guilty. This is the first art I have created in October. After a month of daily art making.
It’s not that I was stuck or uninspired. I’ve just been busy behind the scenes. It seems the tech stuff is never ending. And since it is not always fun, well, sometimes it just seems to take forever.
For the last couple of days, I have had supplies at the ready. Colored pencils, watercolor crayons, markers, paper. On my desk. And yet, I didn’t start. Then a nudge came to my inbox. Carla Sonheim to the rescue. She spoke about “smoothing the way” for creativity. How her plans to create were replaced with to-dos. She reminded herself, to just get in the studio and make something. Anything.
That’s what I did. I put aside the large sheet of paper I had planned to paint on, and replaced it with a 4 x 4 inch sheet. Just start.
Soon, I was in the zone. Relaxed. Enjoying the movement of the color so much, I started a second small painting.
I’ll show you where these led me, soon.
Happy weekend everyone!
Those look great! It’s good to see you back in action!
Thank you Dave. 🙂 Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. 🙂
I love both, but you know my fav. You also know my practice–create in small moments.
Yes, my friend, small moments. ;o) Enjoy Chandra!
Thank you for smoothing the way and leading the way, and for moving color my way, Sheila!
Happy weekend Dear Dotty, 🙂
Both works are lovely and a reminder to all of us to put down the to-dos and remember the very important satisfaction and joy of just creating. Thank you for the lovely post and may your November be full of such moments!xoxo
Thank you, Laurelle. Yes! Omit the stress (over not having painted) and replace it with JOY. Simple. ;o)
Should be. Happy November to you and yours, Sending hugs and prayers, Abuela. xoxo
I so understand where you were coming from. I haven’t done any painting once I finished all my little Christmas ornaments although I have been doing some quilled ornaments. I have had a sketch sitting ready for paint for about 3 weeks and no interest in painting – sigh! As for you I am sure it will come. Lovely paintings Sheila and I look forward to seeing where you are going with these.
It is a comfort to know I am not alone. Val, you are so deserving of a rest after doing 60 paintings in one month! And quilling sure counts as creating. 🙂
Part of Leslie’s goal for the 30 day to cement the daily habit. So I always feel like I have let myself down, when I don’t follow through.
I have three gifts I need to get done by mid November, so I really need to get my butt in gear. Haha. 🙂 Enjoy Val!