Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Creative Space

Things have been beyond busy getting Holiday orders out, and getting everything organized. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed. Usually, during this time of year I’d be in exams in school and so I would have quite a bit of free time. This year, I’m working – a lot – and so time is not so readily available.

I need some sort of ‘mental' escape’, so I took a moment this week to paint – just to paint. There was no plan, it won’t be going up for sale. This was solely for me. I grabbed my acrylic paints, the largest canvas I had on hand. I put on my headphones, and cranked the music. I listened to ‘Down With Webster’, on repeat for the entire process of this painting. It just felt like the right music, and nothing else interested me.

I didn’t take too many progress shots. I started, but then as I really got into it, I just got lost in it.

I also didn’t set it up on the painting easel – I planted my supplies and myself onto the floor and painted there.

Before I knew it, 5 hours had past and this was my finished piece. I felt tired and needed my bed. But I also felt creatively refreshed. It was good for me. Now it’s hanging in my bedroom adding a much needed splash of colour – so it turns out it was good for my bedroom too.

Here’s some Down With Webster for you all :)

You can see more creative spaces, here.

5 comments:

The Belly Dancer said...

The flowers are very pretty!

another donkey design by kate said...

Beautiful. So cOlourful but a little bit sad.

Amanda said...

Fabulous!!!! I'd like to see more like this!

lamina @ do a bit said...

Looks so pretty... love the colours and texture! 5 hours well spent I say :)

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

fantastic! 5 hours is proof that this is what you needed :)