It's funny how quickly your life can tilt in only one direction. I feel as though I've been on a slippery slope going downhill and I awoke today with the revelation that my life is way off balance. I've been working for endless hours with hardly a moment to come up for air. Yes, I'm doing design, which I love. But...what in my life led me to be a designer?
It's the core of who I am. I am a creator, a problem solver and an experimentalist. My passion is color. My other passion is pattern. My other passion is paint. All kinds of paint, including pastels. And, it occurs to me today, that I have not really, seriously had a paint brush in my hands for a VERY long while. It's what I'm missing. Creating for no one but ME. Not the customers, not my manufacturers, just ME. What I want to draw, what comes from within, authentic art.
So, each week, one day per week, I'm painting. That's that. It's officially on my calendar, scheduled in. I'm going to the art supply store tomorrow while I'm out and going to pick up some fresh mediums, a few new canvases and some fresh, new brushes. (The two hundred or so I own are not quite enough!).
I'll be using this blog as a creative journal and I'll be demonstrating techniques and showing my art. I hope you'll stop in each week and be inspired to find your authentic creative voice.