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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wandering Mind Studio: Getting back to the studio.

Wandering Mind Studio: Getting back to the studio.: Someone told me that the secret to a long life is extreme inconvenience! Well, I must be slated for a long life then! Summer is never as pro...

Getting back to the studio.

Someone told me that the secret to a long life is extreme inconvenience! Well, I must be slated for a long life then! Summer is never as prolific for me as the other seasons. Maybe its the added time I spend tending to my garden, or perhaps its the demands of my family (who seem to have more free time in summer), or distractions like weekends away.
 In any event I am starting to (have been) get antsy for my studio time. I began an oil painting months ago and never got past the under-painting.  It's partially the lack of familiarity with the materials (which I used to use all the time), I'm rusty, and I'm used to being more knowledgeable about my materials and techniques. Well, I got back into it yesterday, and I'm figuring it out. It's not as hard as I thought. I just need to play with it more so I won't be intimidated by it. Fear is an artists worst enemy, it hold us back when we should be jumping in with both feet!
After all if I want to live a long life.....a little inconvenience can't hurt!