Focusing On My Art
It’s Wishcasting Wednesday again, and Jamie asks us:
This question is very pertinent for me to answer right now.
In the last couple of days, I’ve found myself thinking “shouldn’t I be doing…” often.
“Shouldn’t I” is conflicting with, all of my energy which is guiding me to paint.
I’m not getting any urges, feelings, insights to do anything else.
It’s time to trust my inner barometer.
It says paint, so I am going to focus on my painting.
I know from experience this urge may only last a short time.
Who knows where it may lead me, but I trust it is exactly what I need to focus on right here & now.
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For those following the progress of this painting,I’ve shared the almost finished Me Time painting.
I have wanted to paint a figure on a crescent moon for a while now. But couldn’t figure out how to make it work.
I found this old photo on flickr.
I still didn’t know what my figure would be doing on her crescent moon, but I prepared the board and drew the moon.
(Tip draw shapes like the this crescent moon free hand, rather than tracing a round shape. The free hand drawn moon will work better with your finished picture, and it will be uniquely yours)
The shape of my crescent moon suggested a reclining figure.
I drew her, plopped in the star shape because it was fun.
The star suggested a light – a reading light -a good book – time out to yourself, relaxing.