It’s 6 O’Clock on what I think is Monday. Both my girls are back to being freshman today. (One in high school and one in college.) Our new normal has brought insight to each of us as we navigate our days together; schedules aren’t necessarily parallel, but we’re making it work.
My brain is in overdrive and I’m struggling to manifest ideas into reality. My in-house makeshift studio table has officially cluttered the space between our music/sitting and dining rooms with loads of “essentials” and mediums (from my studio) for small journal work, Acrylic April and mixed media playtime. It has been my outlet space for now. The word prompts for AA are producing introspective work, albeit they are only 8″x 8.” Even with all of this, I cannot completely immerse myself in the process; the distractions are abundant which try my focus. This week I WILL venture to my studio (In a building we own 30 minutes away) to get messy! I’m hoping it will help sort out the brain clutter a bit.
My artwork is very emotionally driven, so all of this Covid chaos surrounding us has really affected me more than normal. Over the years I’ve learned to use meditation, stretching and deep breathing for focus. I go for a walk or bike ride to sort out my thoughts, sometimes listen to classical music hoping to clear out my head, yet there is an underlying feeling that I cannot seem to extract no matter what I do. It is troublesome not understanding what and why it’s out of reach.
It is taking quite a bit of time getting my online store up and functional. I will update it with prints soon and streamline how it shows. What a learning process! The good news is I will be able to use that knowledge for my hubby’s business, as well.
I wish you all a wonderful Monday evening, may it be spent doing what you love to do. Stay safe, wash your hands and get creating (that goes for me, too)!!!
Art HUGS to all you be-you-tiful peeps! ~Tammy