Floating … Floundering… But With Faith
I feel like I am floating, unattached. Completely lost.
Maybe not floating, more like flailing. Floundering. Panicking?
I am nowhere and I am everywhere. My ideas flit from one thing to another. My focus is off. Everything seems blurry and the harder I try to focus, the more I completely loose sight of what I am looking at.
Two months away from daily painting will do this.
How to get back?
My mantra has always been ‘inspiration finds us when we are working'(Picasso). I know this to be true. Intellectually.
Your ego, however, does not care about what you know intellectually. Your ego sees that little seed of fear and runs with it.
Fear is not a great springboard for the creative process. Panic does not make you want to sit down and paint something beautiful. It is hard to shut out those self doubts that begin to creep into your mind and to starts those wheels turning again. It is hard to get in the flow again.
All I can do is have faith and keep coming to the page/easel . Paint what I love. Have fun. Try new techniques or mediums.
These are some of the tricks that I have used in the past, let’s hope they work this time!
One thing I do know; I loved the summer I spent with my two girls and just as they are happy and excited to be back in school, I too am happy and excited to be back in my studio… AND that is a pretty good place to start. (Floundering and all.)
|“The day is committed to error and floundering; success and achievement are matters of long range”|
|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|
A WISER CROWN
5.5″ x 13″ mixed media painting on rag paper. This painting will need to be matted and framed by you.
This painting is available HERE