On my easel

This quote from Pablo Picasso, always makes me laugh 😀

“I hate flowers.. I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.”

Me, I love flowers and I think they’re easier to paint than models….except maybe 16 proteas!

When I finally finished the proteas I didn’t quite know what to paint next.  It was like artist block but a million times worse.  During the protea painting things were a bit of a mess.  They had been for a few months, I painted slowly and so many times I didn’t even paint I just got the brushes dirty and there was no progress.  I cried sometimes not about the painting, well sometimes it was, but mostly I cried about this thing called life.  And I struggled for months.  Someone said to me when I mentioned my struggle that it was “Just a bit of life that made it hard. New painting, new chapter”

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And so it was for this one.  New canvas.  New painting and this was a transformation into something new, feeling better, healing and really painting again.

Whether we like to believe it or not, our moods effect everything we do.  And everything we do affect our moods.

Artists also get ‘writers block’ or ‘artists block’, our ideas seem to run dry.  It’s something that worries any creative person.  Bringing inspiration back requires more than just creative exercises and ideas, and fresh new places.  One needs a bit of fun, a bit of love, some peace and happiness in life too.

It is back, I am back where I used to be and I’m so grateful for that

There is love on my easel ❤

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