Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Back in circulation
It has been over a year since I've posted anything. I can't believe how time just gets away from me. For awhile, I wasn't even creating. My art desk sat unused and as much as I wanted to create, I just couldn't push myself to break out the supplies. Well, last week I took my art supplies apart and did a major cleaning. With everything organized and neatly back in it's rightful place I realized that organization and a clean space to work in is essential to my creative success. Since then I've been creating every single day and filling so much more fulfilled!!!
I also noticed that I was being hard on myself for constantly reaching for the "same" colors. I would try to branch out, but it never seemed to work. Then I started watching the 15 minute art journaling by Rae Missigman and I noticed that she too, tends to gravitate towards certain colors, which makes her art undeniably hers! That's when I realized that the colors I choose are an extension of me and should be embraced. Color is just part of the story my psyche wants to tell. Once I let go of my expectations, things just started clicking!
Once again, the inner critic was squashed, which for me will have to be a daily battle. That is why I think it's important to be a part of an art community. We learn so much from each other. We are all in this journey together.