One of my favorite things to do is to create art with others.
I always find it takes the serious-ness out of painting, so I automatically feel more free.
Recently, I spent an evening coloring with my sister-in-law and nephews. I brought along a few of my coloring books and they took out all of their art supplies… baskets of crayons and markers and watercolors.
It was so fun to see the way they each got inspired.
I got crazy inspired by their work too. I had never used markers in my coloring books and it was so fun to see how the colors really popped against the shading and patterns in my drawings.
The experience reminded me of the necessity to take time to “fill the well.”
For me that means slowing down and keeping calm, reading in the sunshine, stepping outside at midnight to watch for shooting stars, doodling, taking long walks in the woods, having bonfires in the backyard, going barefoot in the grass, smelling the flowers and painting with friends and family.
More than anything I am reminded that my every day is a process with one thing leading to the next. That there is no right or wrong way. And that I will figure it out.
Sometimes it takes letting go and stepping away for things to fall into place.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Pps. I’ve added a few new original paintings to my shop. These are some of the featured projects from my Wild And Free painting class.