I haven’t painted in oils since September. I miss painting, but not as much as I miss feeling whole and inspired and refreshed - and I know for certain that I will feel all of those things when I break back into my creative process (baby on hip) in January. I’m looking forward to it; silently storing up ideas, colors combinations, and bits of inspiration in the back of my mind. I am reminded that my motto, “do it for the process,” includes the WHOLE process. It’s as much about the tactile feeling of brush + canvas as it is healthy lifestyle and nourished creative wellbeing ...which means sometimes I have to step away to refresh so that you can come back feeling fresh.
So I guess that is my encouragement to you: step away intentionally, before you even begin to feel burnt out. Hoard inspiration from real life (not instagram). Enjoy being a human.
Paints, get ready. 2018 will be full and beautiful.
Photo taken in my studio by @_paigefrench