Funny thing, until I recently, the last time I picked up a paint brush was probably about 8 or so months ago. After May of 2017 I was just feeling uninspired and unmotivated to really paint anything. I thought it was a hassle, messy, and it took a lot of energy to work myself up to just even pick up a paint brush. And that’s when my passion for photography skyrocketed, although I have to say I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, being uninspired to paint allowed my love for photography to blossom.
But lately I’ve had a bunch of great lettering/painting ideas that I decided hey this is a pretty cool idea, let’s try it! It also helps that I’ve found a watercolor paper that I like: Fluid Watercolor Paper Cold Press Finish. What I like about it is that it’s smaller than the paper I’ve used in the past, which makes it a bit less intimidating. A smaller canvas means I can put more focus into the work.
Right now I have about 4 different art projects going on right now… but I’m totally into that. I think it works for me, I like change and I get bored quite easily so with having 4 different projects going on at one time gives me options and variety.
This piece I love (it’s actually the second attempt) just shows you that sometimes ideas won’t turn out the first time around and will take a couple of tries to get it how you want it. But that’s ok, it’s just part of the process. I love everything about this piece, it’s pretty accurate to my life right now because having two dogs really is an adventure in of itself. This was the first piece I created that helped me pick up the paint brush and I’m excited to keep working on my ideas right now. I’m feeling inspired to just embrace all my creative ideas, but on my own time. No pressure to just get it done; just gradually work on them when I want.