… is half the battle.
This is a lesson I need to learn and re-learn and make a poster of to hang on my studio wall.
With only one full studio day during the week now and a few weekends of out and about busy’ness I have been feeling a bit under pressure to ‘come up with the goods’ on that one day. So last Thursday, as I was sitting at my desk feeling a bit tired and sorry for myself, procrastinating and willing myself to begin working, 3pm came alot quicker than I could have imagined. Giving myself a swift kick and finally getting up to my easel determined to just put paint to paper no matter how it turned out I soon found myself enjoying just playing with the materials and lost in the process.
So yet again I ask myself ‘Why could I not have done this at 9am!?’ I would have had many more hours in the studio and enjoyed it a lot more. But again, I try to take note and learn the lesson. Sitting moping gets me no-where. Standing up at the easel and just putting brush to board, starts the process – and no matter what comes out, it is worth it.
So now to make a reminder to myself to hang on that studio wall!
What motivates and encourages you? What tricks do you use to get yourself out of those times when you feel less than inspired?
I would love to know!
The above piece is just one of the peices I finished in those few short hours – mixed media on paper.