I absolutely love the holidays. They are full of family (who I truly enjoy), laughter and love but there is a down side to them. My art totally falls by the wayside. Generally, my living room and dining room act as my studio but at this time of year my studio is full of tree, presents and that family I was talking about. My paints, brushes, easel and canvases or paper are put away for safe keeping. Artistically, other than the sketching I do (and precious little at that), nothing else gets done.
Once the holidays are over, even though I have missed my art terribly, I need a cattle prod to get me going again. Why is that? (don’t really expect an answer…just thinking out loud.) My solution? Taking a class. One day or one week makes no difference. Just the act of surrounding myself with like minded people and forcing myself to put paint to canvas definitely helps this old girl start those creative juices flowing again.
My tree came down today and I have my studio back. That being said, I am signing off of this blog and going online to find that perfect class.
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and productive 2015.