There's only one way to return to art and that is to jump in head first. Grab a brush, choose 3 colors, start the clock, stop thinking and dive in. I'll scratch, smudge, layer and move paint until the bell sounds. I can't see any other way to start painting again.
I'm accustomed to creative dry spells and the affects depression has on my work. This is no different than other times which means the same measures can pull me out of the mud.
I'd usually tell myself to allow the down time and don't push it, but I need my art right now. I'm going to push a little harder to get through this spell. I'm going to accept as a completed project whatever is on the paper when the buzzer sounds.
The longer I go without painting the more I lose touch with the stronger parts of me. I need to feel strong. I need to help myself. I need to toss paint on paper.
November 25, 2015 12:59 am EST