Hello, darling friends! As always, I’ve missed you, and as always, I have a few goodies in my draft folder that I need to finish up and release into the world. (Most specifically, there is goodness I’ve yet to share from the amazing c.e.d. art retreat.)
But here’s the thing — have I said this before? — I can paint in a crowd. I can draw and journal and choose color and imagine and finish all kinds of lovely (or even not-so-lovely) things when surrounded by lots of noisy little beauties and all of their animals and sticky fingers and interruptions and needs. This, I can do.
Writing? Not so much.
I love to write. I have actually made a reasonable amount of my living through writing. I have even written my first book. But writing must be done with at least a little bit of silence and and thought. I have mentioned before the challenge of perfectionism that can get in the way of regular blog posts. This is the other challenge: Quiet space. Me time.
What this means is, I generally have to skip sleep to write.
So here’s the point: I will still finish up those posts in my draft folder eventually, but for now, for November, I am going to share with you every single day the art completed here at the inkstitch house. No essays, no comments or explanation required. We’ll keep it simple. Easy, even in a zoo.
Unless for some crazy reason the baby and her sister decide to sleep in.
Happy November, friends.
Today: a page from the art journal, i am opening. (Acrylic paint, sharpie paint pen, brush and ink.)