My love is creating! I’ve always said, if I have a paint brush in my hand, I’m happy! It’s been this way since I was very small. So, I know how to lose myself in my art, or even my studio. Actually, the studio is much easier to lose myself in! The drawings above art something I’ve been working on in-between all the other things that are pulling at me. Just for fun, I thought I’d put them up to look at. Maybe they will inspire someone else to stop, take a breath, and sketch a little!
A friend of mine once told me that the thing we love the most, is the very thing we seem to push away when things get hectic! He was an artist, and very aware of how we side step our art when we feel stressed, or don’t have the time. If when we get a pay check, we should pay ourselves first in the form of saving money, then shouldn’t we put that stress releaser first, at a time when we are way too busy for our own good? I think we should!
Here and now I’m giving myself permission to be more gentle with myself, and instead of trying to do it all…….
Officially…..I’m just not going to worry about it!
From now on my art comes first, unless of course, someone is sick, starving, needs a walk, or some other perceived demise.
Guess what? there is always someone who thinks what they have going on is more important than what I have going on! Just today, I was sitting writing a little something on Plinky. I’m right in the middle putting my thoughts down, and my husband walks into the room, starts talking to me, & asking for my help. Now the help he wanted was not an emergency, so it could have waited. I asked him if he was aware that I was in the middle of something that was important to me? His reply was, “I see that but, what I’m doing is more important!” Bless his heart!
This is what I mean. interruptions from everywhere, at any time. So the beat goes on……
I have decided I would spend a little time every morning journaling. Visual journaling that is. I’m writing to my muse. You see, she hasn’t been playing with me, and that’s part of my problem. I know it sounds crazy, but isn’t she the one who helps inspire me, keeps me going, and all that jazz? We’ll, she is falling down on the job — big time! I’m in desperate need of her friendship at the moment.
This is how it is around here right now, and by the way, I have to go. The dog needs a walk, and I have things to do. We’ll talk soon!