1. I went to the lagoon.
2. started using my crockpot a lot.
3. looked at art all over the place
4. took a lot of nature island pics
5. took time to settle down on the island
It gave me a fresh perspective, a new approach. I bought new supplies dug around a basket of my old supplies, learned something new about Japanese technique, and started a course in Reiki the Universal healing energy.
New eyes are always helpful for new art. You have to trust your judgments....be brave. Bravery is an integral part of being an artist. If you have a beautifully painted background, pastel watercolor washes, and you want to take it somewhere else, but in itself it is almost enough. You really love it the way it is, but know for it to say something you need to add to it. THAT moment you must be brave, you have to take steps that teeter on the unknown, that could possibly screw up that beautiful watercolor ground you are working on. A lot of people cannot take that step, it is a bold move that's needed....you must be brave at that moment.
I really love being brave with a paintbrush in my hand, I love the rush you get when you take a glob of orange paint and splash it as a shock to the senses across a white page of paper. You feel alive. You feel empowered, you feel the ART...YOU are the Art, it's coming from your bravery. Your abilities to step out there and have your voice heard, seen, and convey your innermost thoughts happen at that very moment, it's a courageous move.
Be brave, take a step off the cliff and just create what feels right to you, be intuitive.
I posted new original pieces in The Shop, please have a peek.