I painted these tomatoes during a time of my life where I was trying desperately to be consistent in my art. I had had my third baby, dealing with post-partum depression and I needed consistency so much and it just wasn't there. I thought if there was one place I could add it back in would be in art. I saw all these examples of artists who did daily work and thought I could make this very difficult time in my life feel a little bit better if I did something every day as well.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure what to write about for this week. It's pretty fitting with how I have been feeling in my work. I am in the middle of four pieces currently and learning something new from each one. But I am feeling stuck because the series I most want to work on is going to be harder to accomplish. It will require a lot more time and thought before I ever get to the process of painting. This isn't the first time I have been here. I find that I benefit from doing
I don't know about you, but I love resolutions. The new year is so exciting to me as I think about what goals I want to make. It's interesting because I have read articles and heard others say resolutions aren't effective or don't help people make lasting change. I do agree that the idea of a new year being the only time to make goals or work towards change isn't effective for lasting progress. However, I feel that writing goals down is so much better than merely wishing for
For years I was one of those artists who truly thought art was about feeling my muse and waiting for the inspiration to find me before I could work on art. But my progress was so much slower with this false belief of needing inspiration to strike before I can show up and work. Changing this belief has helped me grow as an artist when I realized that the most important thing was to choose inspiration and seize it for myself. I still have grand ideas for beautiful masterpieces,