What a crazy year - living without any knowledge to navigate a pandemic. I forget which expert said that, but apparently that's why we're all feeling so exhausted. Nothing for your brain to rely on to face this kind of threat. Cannot even imagine what it must be like trying to suddenly home school AND work from home. But around here, not having to commute - WOW - delightful!
I've been blaming my lack of creativity on COVID, lame I know, but now gotta figure out how to get going again. Been pondering it for a while and THEN. . . .
- Said out loud to myself the other night "I wish someone would just buy a painting, any painting to help get me out of this funk." Literally within the hour someone emailed saying they wanted to buy FOUR paintings - that has never happened! It was so incredible I thought it might be spam. Delightfully it was for real, now these lovelies are:
- Three days ago thought "wish there were other artists to challenge me like the old 30-in-30 crazy days." Next day, out of the blue, I get an artist's newsletter suggesting daily painting/blogging for two weeks to kick off the New Year. Perfect!
- In early December, another artist I admire created a workshop called "The Happy Habit of Painting Every Day" well how could I not sign up? It doesn't start until February so that has amped up the pressure to just get painting. Can you hear me talking myself into all of this as I write?
|Colorful Gifts - Leesburg, VA|
So now I guess I'm ready to wrap up 2020 and run headlong into the New Year, happier knowing many things will be better despite COVID. We will get through this together and I plan to have a smile on no matter what. Really looking forward to what comes next.