I had not picked up a paint-brush in ages. I decided a few months back to devote my time to writing and the site. But, to be perfectly honest with you, I am missing the art side of things like crazy.
I suppose you can’t just switch something off in you that is innate and is trying to bash down the walls to come out again.
My Studio — the Graveyard
I was also feeling trapped and confined in my creative working area — my studio and office space are one room. It had become a dumping ground with boxes bursting at the seems full of, well, for want of a better word…crap. There were also boxes in there for donation that had been sitting there for at least 6 months.
My studio had become a morgue, a place for things to come and die.
When I made my decision to stop painting for a while, I still allowed myself personal time to paint and get creative for myself but not even this was happening. It’s a case of ‘no-shit-Sherlock’ if you had to take a look at my studio.
I had my painting desk facing the corner of the room like I was in the ‘dunce’ timeout zone. A really stupid place to put a table where you are going to hopefully create works of fine art.
Making the Artist Retreat Respectable
Last week I got a huge yellow and black bee up my bonnet and decided to make a concerted effort to beautify, clear up and simplify my space to best work for me.
I buzzed hither and thither on my mission of organization and beautification. I even made it into a little spiritual retreat with fairy lights dangling from my curtain rail to candles and incense burners dotted around.
After this was done, I actually got a bit of painting in! Can I hear a ‘whoop whoop‘?
Let the Creative Juices Flow…
I wanted today’s creativity/inspirational blog to be about why we need to create, what get’s us going? What do other artists and masterminds have to say. I stumbled upon this great blog called ’15 Famous Quotes on Creativity’ — well worth a read.
Here are my top 3 favourite quotes from this article.
And last but not least…my childhood guru, Dr Seuss:
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