do you ever have those moment when an idea hits you and you think
"WOW! why did i never think of that before?"
lying in bed after the parades friday night i had that moment.
it was if every light in the house came on.
i have been struggling with my art for months now. the doubt about whether my
work is good enough to be taken seriously- whether i am good enough to be taken seriously as an artist with very little formal training; the tug of war between paying the bills, cleaning the house, and having enough time to make things. it's all been getting to me in a big big way. i think i just shut down.
then - POOF! my muse came swinging back into my life in a big way friday night.
i was soooo sleepy i didn't get up to sketch the new ideas and i just knew i would forget them - disappearing into the dream mist come morning, but that didn't happen. and i am sooooooo greatful.
now that mardi gras is over, i must begin my new adventure.
a new sketchbook was located this morning.
watercolors dug out of the drawer.
colored pencils sharpened.
embroidery hoop unpacked.
the beads still need to be rearranged.
but i think i am ready to take my work to the next level.
ideas swirl as i type.
i still have to clean the house and wash the laundry, but from now on i am going to approach that as time to dream about all the projects to come... and make each day as creative as i can.....
make each day a work of art.