Many, many months later my child can finally swim! Love this travel watercolor set with brushes that have water inside. Also, a happy accident was discovered as I was painting. The water ended up looking like a whale! Hmmmm... where might this lead?
This three day weekend finally gave me time to put down some ideas for a local mural competition. Need to determine definite layout and best colors, but after a long spell of zero production, I’m grateful to have output at all.
Meetings. Sermons. Keeping hands busy and a sketchbook closeby is building the habit of making art again. The repetitive act of drawing patterns during still times actually helps me better concentrate on what I’m listening to and focus on the important parts (which then I stop and write down in another location.)
There will always be other things to do.
Yes, there were chores. Yes, there were errands to run. Yes, there were emails to respond to and blog posts to write. Yet the decision to instead use the forty minutes during the kids’ nap and quiet time to make new work, however small, seemed revolutionary. And necessary.
- Occasional Writer.
Blog: 2023 Sculpture Fellowship in Italy
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Blog: 2018 eTextiles Fellowship in Berlin
Blog: 2011 Animation Fellowship at Parsons
by Lindsay A. Johnson
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