That last post was a doozie. It sealed the deal on a few dreams i’ve been having as well. The dreams are of having a truly rejuvenating summer. A summer that is filled with sun, playtime with my boys, some work (in my sunny office!), lots of good healthy food and exercise…….and painting.
Those of you who know me will not be surprised when i tell you that the past year has been super eventful, and not in a good way. i have picked up some kinks in my neck, lines on my forehead and bad eating habits to prove it. SO! My “fake it til i make it” plan is to live this summer as if i were already IN the life to which i aspire. i will be spending a lot of time painting in my new studio (lovingly crafted by my husband). That space (pictured above) is entirely too clean, and without spatters and chaos for my taste! Oh, how i miss painting! i have gotten so caught up in the idea that i need to be prolific and produce, produce, produce, that i haven’t made a nice, big, three-weeks-in-the-making-almost-too-heavy-to-lift piece of artwork in a very long time. But i’m going to correct that. i will be making a conscious, dedicated effort to get paint on my hands every single day this summer…except maybe sundays. And i’m starting this weekend.
It’s going to change the look of this blog. You’ll start seeing less small illustrations and more pics of me stretching canvas & looking filthy and many shots of various stages of large works. i’ll be painting outside on the deck quite a bit as well. Watercolors out there…while watching my boys garden, play catch and build sand castles.
i’ve re-read my last post a few times.With each comment, i’ve seen it in a slightly new light. Funny how putting something in writing can crystallize it so perfectly. i don’t want to be happy in the near or distant future. i want to be happy today. And right now, i think that means i need to take a few steps back from being a mini factory and a few steps toward making some lasting pieces and getting lost in the process.
So that’s the plan. i’m excited to see what comes of it. : )