Happy New Year! I hope you had an awesome Christmas and had a great time bringing in the New Year.
I tell you what, these last few weeks have been a real struggle for me artistically. I even set aside a whole day to paint and this is what my day looked like:
I clean my desk space; then feel hungry and get up and make a snack; then OH! the kitchen looks messy better clean it; what should I have for dinner - do I need to go shopping?; I've lost my favourite pencil better go buy another one; get dressed and put sunscreen on ready to go outside and then realise oh, my pencil is in the case with my brushes.
THEN - when I finally sit down with a blank sheet of paper, nothing. Nada. Just a whole heap of thoughts in my head. Should I do this? No. Should I paint that? No.
This is what author Steven Pressfield calls the resistance. In other words, self sabotage.
Sound familiar? :)
It also shows up in the form of opening up any form of social media to distract you from what you're really meant to be doing.
SO! In my distracted-avoiding-painting-state I downloaded Lisa Congdon's Idea Generation class, which got me back on track and in tune with what I love most. Phew. Thank goodness.
What's that? I hear you ask. Food and travel ♥︎
The top image is a collage of photos from my trip to Bruges, Belgium in 2011 and my favourite snacks I ate whilst there.
Which reminds me:
I'm exhibiting in May! For the whole month. At Pg 2 Café in Richmond!
I'll be sure to keep you updated with the paintings I create and further details the closer it gets.
Happy Hump Day!