I knew this time was coming -- the day I went into the studio to work on my new abstract series and would hate the colors and canvases and journal pages I made.
This is helpful to the entire process, though; I make notes in my art journal about the colors I enjoy and the ones I dislike, and the more I play and experiment, the better I get to know myself. I'm nearing the end of the process, though, as I've narrowed down what I enjoy, and even have canvases I've hung around my apartment because catching sight of them in the corner of my eye brings me great joy. They're little bits that boost my mood; I've been dealing with a deeper-than-ever depression as of late, and need every bit of positive emotion I can clutch in my hands.
The lack of blog updates doesn't mean I haven't been hard-at-work. I finished a commissioned painting last week that I'm dying to share (but am waiting until the owner gets it so I don't spoil the surprise!) & have another traveling halfway around the world -- I love seeing paintings woosh from the studio. It tells the depression that the lies about my Etsy shop collecting dust are just that -- lies. I'd love to do more commissions, though, and that little painting above is available, too!
No, instead, I have an iPhoto album full of in-process paintings & journal pages. I take a lot of pictures while I'm working, but then come home and doodle in the Red Storybook until bedtime. I need to make a schedule of some kind, figure out an easy way to blog. I have been using my Tumblr more as of late -- I think the ease of posting a picture and a little caption appeals to less-energy & more-fatigued-from-CFS me. You can follow me over there if you'd like, as I also post & reblog inspiring art or resources I find along the way.
I thought for today I'd share my workspace at the studio. This is where I normally can be found for a handful of hours each day. i've taken to standing because my back hurts less, and I can dance around to music...though Tangie and her family have startled me on more than one occasion, so maybe I should turn the volume down!
I've also been doing more calligraphy, and wanted to share one of the little things I made -- I'll have more tomorrow (saying this will keep me honest & posting!).
That's what I've been up to so far this week...what about you?