Artists' block, lately, I think. Just struggling to make anything (notice the focus on product rather than process?--that's always a red flag, for me).
The Collage Every Day got me out of one rut and into another--once I was done creating THE COLLAGE, every day, then I was finished.
Very tired, lately--Missed taking my medication for a few nights, and that always causes problems.
I'd sit out here in the studio and look at other people's artwork and feel as though my work could never be that good...
Six sentences into this post, and it's obvious that I was suffering from some kind of creative block. Focusing on product, comparing myself to others, and feeling that I was done being creative for the day...
I've had ideas for new paintings swirling around in my head for a month, now, but felt so intimidated at the thought of putting paint on canvas. Well, today I worked my way through it, and started four new pieces, worked on two older pieces, and just generally had fun in the studio. I even did some finger painting--talk about freeing myself from expectations!
Pictures to come soon, I promise. Things have been so busy around here--Joel's had football and/or baseball two or three times a day--baseball games on Saturdays and Sundays--he's gone to Ventura this weekend for a baseball tourney. Katie leaves for a week camping at the beach on Sunday. Jenny spent the night at a friend's house, and then had the friend over here for the night. I've been frustrated with my house, which seems to spawn collections of dirty laundry and used dishes on every horizontal surface in every room--how does that happen, anyhow?
Katie began the process for her braces yesterday, and her poor mouth is swollen and she's hurting--
Just too much going on, but amidst all this chaos, art is starting to happen again, I promise!
P.S. Richard bought two bags of sweet corn from the stand down in town that always has such amazing corn, so we're grilling hamburgers and having corn on the cob and salad for dinner tonight! Yum.