|Constellation II, collage on paper|
Some things I've learned have surprised me.
1. Even though I had been doing art most days in 2010, I hadn't been finishing something everyday.
2. By day 6, I was totally exhausted! Finishing a piece everyday has been a workout both mentally and physically.
3. I get to dance in my "studio" more often to songs on my pandora ... hee hee.
4. I am learning to let the little things go (like putting my pen on a dollop of paint and making a complete mess of my hands and pen or having a line not be clean and thin). I seem to be jumping over those frustrations more quickly.
5. I can multi-task well except when it comes to my art projects. I tend to be consumed by one project and completely forget about the others. So on Tuesday when I was on the treadmill at the gym, I voiced my shock out loud. Luckily, no one was near me to hear my craziness. I realized that I had completely forgotten about my exhibition on March 3rd! I need to finish one more painting for that exhibition.
6. Yesterday, I sat at my art table exhausted and without motivation or a trace of creativity in my bones. I decided to work small and complete an aceo. I started out by adding washes of watercolor, then paper ... and with each step, I began to get a direction for the painting. When I was finished, I learned that beginning is what counts most.