Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It's been nearly impossible for me to pick up a paint brush lately. The stress of tax season and several other deadlines (some art related, some... not so much) have left me completely unmotivated. My production has level has never been an even steady flow. At times, I can work for months with barely a break. Others, I can't seem to complete a sketch without becoming distracted or discouraged. How true it is that state of mind plays such a major role in the creation of art. A positive attitude is fueled by accomplishments in the studio, which in turn feeds and perpetuates that positive energy. Similarly, a lack of production knocks my legs out for a while and makes it even harder to sit at the easel... the proverbial downward spiral. The goal today is to put some paint down... good or bad... and work my way out of this stagnant state.


Jeanne Levasseur said...

I know exactly how you feel. Taxes can suck the creative life force right out of a person. Hang in there.

Jeff said...

You have been here before, but you will come out of the "the proverbial downward spiral."
The well has been dry before, but it always refills for you.

“Don’t be so hard on yourself.
You’ve come this far to learn all about who you are.
So enjoy the experience.”

Best wishes old friend,