Okay, so the blog break is over already! I can't keep away!
I have not produced a painting for about six months and this has been because there has been a lot happening in my life - big health issues that have interferred with sleep, extreme heat to cope with this summer, new friends to get to know, end of old year activities, start of new year activities.
Life seemed to take over and while journaling was happening in spurts, there was no clear space in my head or energy for a big painting. I have never been able to produce good art if I am tired and distracted. It takes a lot of energy to be creative and there are lots of decisions you must make at every turn, whether you are painting, writing poetry or making music.
How do your creative babies arrive? Quickly, one after the other, or are they born slowly and magestically? Mine are usually in the latter camp. A few days ago after a couple of nights deep and refreshing sleep, I knew exactly what the next painting would be and was able to sketch it out quickly in my shopping list notepad.
This here is a sneak preview and it is far from finished. Lots of detail to be added and the cat badly needs a makeover! I am loving this painting and feel as though the break has been good for me.