For years now I have been my happiest when I hold a paint brush in my hand. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a teeny-weeny paint brush, or a big honker house brush, I love to paint! Watercolor paper can be laying right in front of me, and I can manage to find something creative to do with it. Or it could be a canvas, a board, or even a wall, I can find a way.
My voice is found in paint, and my artwork!
So when I hit a wall, and my inspiration dries up, I panic. Pure and simple, it terrifies me that I will no longer be able to create with paint. This is one of those times. If I have a project going, as I do now, I seem to fight it! My deadline for this current project is the first of July. It’s a doozy too! I have three pieces that need to be finished. I could eek out a week more, but vacation looming, I really don’t have much more time to spend. There is another two projects that have to be completed by the first of next week, and I’m really lagging on those. They haven’t even been started, and that’s a real problem!!!
So What Now?
I think my writing is taking over my love of painting in a way. I’ve always wanted to write, and now I have the opportunity to learn and grow. These little month long classes are wonderful to help do just that, but at the same time, my growing has almost come to a complete halt in the creating area. Weekends have got to be creative especially since I’m so far behind in these projects. I even sleep better when I’m busy rushing around painting, and pulling ideas together!
Where is your voice anyway?
Do I have two voices…my art, and my writing? I certainly love them both, but are they my true voice, maybe. By the way, and this might be the key, I am a Gemini! The twins, two sides, two loves, two voices….. I’m saddened to think one of them might not come back, but it also excites me to think there may be something new, and interesting on it’s way!
Will my voice find me?
It’s been my experience that if you don’t agonized over things, they have a way of working themselves out. I’m betting that…….
My Voice will find me!