A Peek Into My Journals
Published on March 25, 2020
So I haven’t been able to think about or even look at my art supplies until just a couple days ago.
Then, once I did, it was like a floodgate broke open.
I painted (see photo above). I sketched (take a peek below). I even drew a lousy charcoal drawing of my husband as he sat watching his favorite show on Netflix.
Everyone responds to stress differently. For some artists making art is the first place they turn to during a crisis, while others may find their creative energy retracts, freezes, or moves differently than expected.
It is also important to understand that our creative process is composed of different facets. The actual act of creating with pen/brush/oil pastel in hand is only one facet of the creative process. Reflection, gathering, integration, sharing, and documentation are other facets of the creative process that can be nourishing as well.
Today, instead of creating, I gathered together two of my journals and one series of paintings on paper that I have created as part of my Painting The Feminine body of work.
I took time to gently look through the pages and notice the ways my work has both evolved and stayed the same over the years.
I also took time to document this process on video so that I can share it with you.
Please hit play on the video below to take a peek.
The work I share in the video above was created between the years 2013 to the present. It’s pretty amazing to me how much my art has strengthen and developed over the years — all because I keep showing up to my creative practice day after day, week after week, year after year.
My wish is to help other artists find the same relief and refuge in their creative practice as I do. One of the ways I do this is through my four week eCourse Painting The Feminine I host every Spring and Fall.
My next session of Painting The Feminine begins on Monday, March 30th. No fancy supplies are needed. You don’t have to have loads of experience or even know what the heck it really means to “paint-the-feminine” — all you need is a desire to nourish your creative practice from the inside out — I’ll help you with all the rest!
And to help make it easier through these difficult times, I’ve lowered the price for this four week eCourse from $198 to $49 (or two payments of $25) — and as always, all the content is yours to keep.