I told you I've been inspired to paint lately! Quite a bit really. Some of these have been in progress for a long time. I am in no rush when painting. I enjoy losing myself in the process fully. As I'm sure you know, I like to work on a lot at once. Currently, I've got a bunch of bigger works in the works ;).
I'm not starting any more until I finish these up. I'm determined to force myself to keep a focus, albeit one that allows me freedom. Here's the plan in that regard: if I work on say 8, I feel the freedom to follow any inspiration, but keeping it to the 8 challenges me to follow through to completion, (something that usually requires such a committment from me to get there I'm learning).
The next challenge will be letting at least some go if there are interested buyers. That part is still hard for me, especially with the big boys. It's not the time or money invested, it's the love.
I imagine that's the hard part of selling orginals for all those that make and sell any original art. I think that my solution to this should be to paint more often. This has been a goal of mine for a long time and one I've not made any substantial progess (I haven't been succeeding, which is what I wanted to feel more of in my life this year), but I still have hope and believe that I can and will.
I guess I'm learning prioritizing still, and organization, and I guess still realizing that we really can't do everything we want to. I never used to be a slow learner. Maybe it's a stubborn learner? Add learning grace to the list.
I love the exploration...of color, mixing colors, color combinations, mark making. I think I could do it every day for 10 years and learn something about the medium and myself each time. Well, of course, with art we're always learning, aren't we?
One challenge when working on a lot at once, is to make sure they don't all look the same. Compliment each other like a collection perhaps, but stretching and reaching for different things on each. Not repeating.
I love learning and exploring and creating in so many different ways. And I'm grateful you come by to share in my enthusiasm for making...even if it's not your chosen creative interest, you encourage me to press on and inspire me to pursue my whims. Thank you!