Last year I teamed up with a group of local artist to put together an art show which will be held at Goward House in February. Although the show is not for another four months we needed to have some images of our paintings to go on the Goward House website. Last Friday was the deadline, so I have been working hard to come up with some ideas for paintings. I have known of this deadline for some time now but I have been putting it off. Waiting for the creative bug to bite. Doing anything and everything else to avoid having to think of what I should paint. Believing that if I get everything else out of the way my brain will be freed up to imagine and produce. Nothing like a deadline to squash creativity...or light a fire under it. As it turns out I spent much of last week painting up a creative storm and finally feel like I have produced some pieces that are me...what I like...what I want to create and get joy from while I am creating. The only way to get creative is to create. Just do it and it will come...sooner or later. And that is was happened for me last week. I made my deadline and even though I can relax now, I am totally charged to keep painting.
Here is one of my new paintings:
12 x 12. acrylic on canvas
I now need to update my Gallery and get some new paintings on there. I think it is also in need of a revamp, a reno. I just need to find some time to do it. I need to find a balance between painting, blogging, working and living. It has been more of a challenge than I expected these past few weeks. And as the holidays are upon us (starting with Thanksgiving this weekend) it may get even more hectic. But I'll do my best.
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Hope you are having a great week.