My ever-growing art supply stash long ago outgrew the Sterilite drawer system I “temporarily” stored in the corner of my kitchen. As a result, it looks like a tornado blew through Michael’s and dropped all the debris in my kitchen. So yesterday I went to Target and bought still more drawers in an attempt to at least contain the mess.
Last night I cleaned up the art corner, put all my new art supplies that have been living on the floor into my new drawers, and organized some of the other stuff. You would think that would inspire me and get me excited to use those supplies. Strangely, it made me want to throw them all away!
I hadn’t done anything artsy in over a week. My goal is to try to do a little something every day, just to keep the juices flowing. But the longer I go, the harder it is to get started. I don’t feel any creative juice. I don’t feel inspired. All those fabulous supplies haunt me and make me feel guilty for not using them. The idea of starting a new project sounds HORRIBLE, DAUNTING, and NO FUN!!
This morning after my workout and my breakfast I decided to just MAKE myself create! I got out my art inspiration pictures I save on my iPad, along with my art journal, and just did it. Four hours later, I was still happily drawing, painting, coloring, and creating! The result: my latest work, entitled “Dancing on a Blue Cat.” LOL! I really enjoyed creating it. Now if I could just get over the dread of starting.