…you’re making some progress, then this comes along, and this leads to that…and all of a sudden it is almost a week since you did your ‘art’. So by you, of course I mean ‘me’, ‘I’… had not picked up my pen to work on anything since about a week ago. I am hoping to pick back up with the tree series tomorrow, but for today I pinned up 10 of my 9x12 pieces of Bristol to the wall at the Armory (much like the big ol’ white walls from art school, takes me back…big nostalgic sigh and slight smile) and I started to…just sketch with a big, unforgiving piece of charcoal…off the top of my head, taking suggestions from the kids…’should she look up or down? What is the story?’ It was a fun, spontaneous way to just…CREATE.
I won’t beat myself up about it; sometimes life gets in the way of making art. But being aware of it and making an effort to just make time to be creative is all I can do. Such is life.
Artist and Art Teacher