As every creative soul knows, when life becomes difficult, the first thing that seems to happen is the walk to the Studio becomes too long. We can’t seem to find the motivation to feed our artistic self, but find blocks instead – the ironing, the housework, the shopping…. you have your list of excuses and I do too. They go along the line of “I’ve been really busy and had no time to ….(paint/sketch/quilt/make anything). We punish ourselves by avoiding what we truly love because we can’t focus when life has got itself out of sorts.
So, this post, the first for nearly a year, is going to help me fast-track myself back into my Studio to start producing something. And Im hoping that you, dear reader and fellow creative being, will keep me company along the way. Post a comment, share your own artistic blocks, fears, and joys alongside mine. Let’s get back into the Studio together and find joy in creativity once again.
Inspiration – Colour, shape, texture, in fact all the key design elements are sitting there in the garden and on the allotment. Yesterday, a visit from my lovely friend, artist Gerry Rooney, helped inspire me to take photos of some of my flowers in bloom. She admired some of my kitchen displays, grabbed my camera and snapped away, pointing out to me that its more important to be impulsive than to need to spend hours on ‘setting the scene/using light boxes/hours waiting for the right light’. This is, after all, the work of a moment! I had fun, we had fun and it inspired me to show some to you too.