I’ve been in a slump – I’m sure you’ve noticed.
It started after I finished painting a “hope” mural for the Oncology unit at a local hospital. That was such an amazing experience for me. I loved seeing how people interacted with my artwork, and hearing the comments that people made. Most of all, I enjoyed seeing how the painting touch the patients. The whole experience was very fulfilling to me.
Then came November. I spent several weeks trying to put together a collection of holiday themed paintings to display in a local coffee shop. The more I worked at it, the more pressure I felt to get the pieces completed. The whole process had become stressful. I wasn’t enjoying myself, and the work I was creating was crap. It was frustrating – so I stopped, and I put the whole idea aside. I didn’t even finish making my Christmas cards. Truth be told, I haven’t worked in the studio all December.
I could say that I spent the time choosing to focus on family & friends during the holiday season, but the truth is, I simply had no desire to create, and I’ve had nothing of real interest to share here. Consequently, it’s been very quite on this blog, and that is ok. You see, I had decided awhile back that I wanted this space to be genuine and current. I want to share what’s on my heart today. If my heart is feeling quite, chances are, this blog will also be quiet. I am ok with that.