I suppose a month is long enough to be away, although I have to confess I still don’t have much to say.
I’m in a regular old slump these days. I had a cold that lasted 2+ weeks (I’m still coughing) and that eventually resulted in infection and a burst eardrum. As a result, I haven’t felt like doing much—creatively or otherwise.
Right now I’m sort of in a phase of getting myself moving again: putting the house in order, getting my running legs back (and how I hate all the ground I’ve lost after working so hard!), and doing some loose creative play. The idea is to just get doing something, anything, even if it’s small. Hopefully that will get me up and at it again soon.
Summer is back around here, so we spent a day this week doing some outside artwork. We set out a variety of tools and just went with the flow.
I really admired how loose my daughter’s hand was with the chalk, as this isn’t her usual style. Maybe being outside had a freeing effect?
And this one.
This one keeps surprising people (me included) with how much attention he will give to artwork for a kid whose attention span is about 3 seconds for everything else. And how really good he is at it for a three-year-old. I love that.
As for me, I did blind countour drawings of flowers in the garden, keeping the pen and the brush loose and simple. (Yes, that’s a feather sketch in the background. I was demonstrating how watercolor pencils worked and then just drew right over it.)
I didn’t have any goal other than to stimulate creativity. It was sort of nice to work without any intention or structure, but I’m also hoping it will jump start me to work on the list of ideas I’ve had sitting around all this time. I hope it works….