After I read The Artist's Way a while back I knew I was on to something when the author, Julia Cameron, wrote that artists need quiet. Now maybe that statement isn't as true for some as it is for others. I am one of the others. I need my quiet. Sorry, I don't even want to hear the radio. My brain has enough noise.
Right now is the calm before the action begins. I'll take it. I like calm, quiet, nothingness. That's probably not even a word, but it feels good to say it.
During one of the latest online classes I just took, it was suggested we ditch the paper to-do list for an electronic one. I've been using the Notes feature on my iPod Touch thingy and it's been fun.
"Paint today" is #1 on my every day list, every day, and paint today I did. Process is key.
I found myself thinking about finishing the last work before falling asleep. It is so weird, but it's been happening more often lately. It's finished, and it's a good thing.
|Carrot ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis|
9x12 Watercolor, Arches cold press 140lb
Stopping before trashing it was also key. What's with that? At a certain point I had to stop working on this. I guess when I feel the frustration coming, my insides get crazy and I know I'm done. It worked itself out, is all I have to say.
Yes, there are areas I could have worked differently. I don't care, it's over.