Work in progress
So where have I been? Well to be perfectly honest I have just been super busy and don't seem to have the time to commit to my art at the moment. Well, that is partially true. The truth is that I HAVE been really busy and I am struggling to find time to be creative. I started my new position at the beginning of the school year in January and I am still finding my feet in juggling a full time job, motherhood, family life and leisure time. I am excited, busy, stimulated, and exhausted all at the same time but I am definitely loving the new changes that are happening in my life. I made the decision just over 2 years to create the life of my dreams and to just go for it. I have worked hard to get to where I am and it still amazes me everyday that all of these wonderful things are happening for me. The future is looking bright.
Which leads me to where I am going? I had a revolution the other that I have had a mental block in regards to my art. Somewhere in the past few years I have decided that all of my art needs to be of the highest standard. I hear you say "What is wrong with demanding more of yourself". Well nothing, I definitely have been working to perfect my art and refine my style. However, with such limited time to create I have found that I am censoring myself and I have forgotten how fun art is. I have forgotten how fun it is to grab some pens and pencils and just doodle little characters or just play with paint and other mediums. I have forgotten about sharing my mistakes here, my dreams, my moments of play and fun. In a quest to become a more 'professional' artist I have forgotten what it means to really BE an artist. About living each day with the passion to create and to find inspiration in the little moments that life throws at us.
So, I have been trying to think how I can challenge myself, be inspired and excited to create, and still be able to find the time to get messy and continue to share my journey here. So I have decided to start an art journal where I can just play and reacquaint myself with my internal artist. I will still continue to have paintings in progress but it is taking me so long to finish anything at the moment and I want to get back to blogging 2-3 times a week.
I hope I will be back in a few days with a completed painting to share with you.