No excuses – no reasons – but also, no inspiration, which is CRAZY since the world around me has been so pretty lately! Outside and in, colorful flowers and leaves all around, and I’ve been looking at furniture and paints so lots of color inside as well. But nothing has been coming from my hand to the pages.
And I really have no excuses! Summer of Color, the on line group I’ve participated in for the past two summers is gearing up – and so many colorful ideas from my on-line friends! I gave myself permission to go back and look at some of my favorite pages from the past two years of participation. From the first year -
and from last year.
I was really pleased with both of these, and most of the others, so hope that taking this look back gets me jump started again to be creative. I’ve just had too many ideas running around, maybe, so I can’t seem to stop and get one of them down. Today, I cleaned up the art table in hopes that just clearing out a space might clear out my mind.
I have classes coming up this month, too. I’m taking a quick trip to S Cal for some mixed media classes, will take an on line stamp carving class (maybe I’ll finally get that stamp carved!) and an art journaling class from local mixed media artist Teesha Moore, so lots to look forward to. I’m just feeling a little down about the current dry spell. I thought by giving myself a goal – like the Shades of Gray small journal – that it would give me the impetus to really keep on task. Sadly, not so much.
I want to have nice things to share with you here – I want to take the time to learn new things but also have them turn out nicely. Sometimes, I think that those two things don’t always work nicely with each other, so since I examine everything I do, it seems, I’m going to see whether the pressure of turning out really good stuff suitable for all ages stops me from just goofing to simply learn how colors work together or whether certain mediums work with each other.
I’ll let you know how it goes…..and hopefully have at least one new thing to share with you soon because THIS really needs to be finished!