It’s a strange feeling as an artist to take time off of creating your art. I have most of my art materials tucked away in the garage while we are selling our home, so it seems overwhelming to dig them out and start painting.
I find myself wondering if I’ll still be able to paint when I finally get back to it ….. not a nice feeling! Deep down I know I will, but that fear nags at me nonetheless.
Speaking of fear – I have been listening to a really good audiobook, called “Art & Fear”, by David Bayles & Ted Orland. I highly recommend it.
While I’m taking some forced time off from creating new works, I am no less passionate about all things related to art. I am choosing to trust that this time will lead to good things to come. I’ve been pinning some ideas for how I’m going to set up my new studio. It’s so exciting to have a fresh, clean slate to start with! A room (garage) that has lighting, temperature control & ventilation specially installed for me ….. and it’s 21′ x 19′, so much bigger than the studio I’ve had before. It makes me feel like a “real artist”! 🙂
So we move August 6th, and between now & then, I hope to paint some brilliant pieces in my little temporary studio. Feel free to check out my ‘new studio ideas’ Pinterest board, and also send me any ideas you have that work well in your studio. Happy painting!! https://www.pinterest.com/jennwillart/