Friday, October 1, 2010

A Strategy for Stepping out of the Blahs

Sometimes I get so stuck!! I get overwhelmed with possibilities, and all of them seem equally important--or none of them seems worth starting on. Or yesterdays new ideas have all gone into hiding. Or I don't have the right materials. Or something else is pulling my mind out of the studio during sacred studio time.


 Yesterday was like that.  Finally, in desparation,  I put my pen to paper and just let it go. Just started drawing with no idea where I would end up. This is what I came up with.

It seems to have done the trick. Today I started on a project that has been on my mind for a long time: a vest of silk paintings that didn't work, cut into strips and woven together. It's a different kind of thinking, to get the colors to work together this way.

4 comments:

  1. I've been feeling the blahs too. It's been forever since I even visited my blog friends. I think I'll blame Jupiter.

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  2. My mom is an astrologer; she always has a planet to blame.

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  3. Bravo to giving those BLAHS a kick in the pants!

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  4. You are not alone... maybe it is the season...
    I like the negative spaces in your drawings!

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