I have avoided my art table for weeks… not sure why, perhaps been preoccupied by the unrealistic knitting project I set for myself😂 during this dry spell, the voice in me kept saying, you should be doing some art. Go paint something. You need to keep practicing or you will lose it. I gave myself pressure. But the other voice in me said, no. I just don’t feel like it. Not doing it. I am glad I listened to this voice and took a break. It is ok to take a break, even from things you like. Art is there for my pleasure, not the other way around. And today I finally felt like it. And it was fun. Now back to knitting .. I have a whole blanket to finish before daughter leaves for college in 2 months!!!!! And I just started 😱
Take the plunge.:. Whispers my heart. And I listened. All in. Embracing what’s to come. It is scary, exhilarating, satisfying all at once. This is how I have always chosen to live life. I don’t know any other way. Sometimes I am rewarded with surprises and delights along the way, sometimes with surprises that hurt. That is life. And the only way I know how to live life.
I love to paint eyes. Windows to the soul… and I always leave it to the last.. as I work through the painting… painting the eyes is like a little treat for myself… bringing her to life, making me smile.
How many of you do that too? leaving the best for last…
Sometimes I paint a piece and I am just not happy with it. I can’t put my finger on it. I would put it away and work on other pieces. One day I come back to it again and an inspiration will hit me and viola. I know it is done. In my eyes. This is the before. The one below is the after. Do you have the same experience?
It’s that time again!!! Cleaned my deck, enjoyed an afternoon of playing with alcohol ink again, thinking of all the flowers blooming around me as I move the ink around…
Feeling playful tonight. Have not painted for a whole week. Good to be home. I am an introvert at my core after all….
When in doubt, make a mess, add a face and call it done. I have drawn many faces, I never get tired of it… I am loving this altered book. Practicing how to paint bigger.
Tonight. A quick one. Love playing with my color palette not worrying about how it would turn out, just placing colors down that I love.
My girl took a walk, played and got messy. She is free. Happy Easter!!
She is messy but happy and hopeful. Best feeling in the world. Carefree and relaxed.