So growing artistically comes I guess in many forms for many different people.. if it was supposed to happen the same exact way for everyone I'm sure there would be systems in place to guide people smoothly and safely to their destination. But.. who are we kidding! Growth is an uncertain process and the whole point is expansion. Expansion of skills.. development of new models and new ideas. Often completely new material.
So with this said.. I've been in a bit of a growth spurt for some time now. I'm not going to lie, it's been uncomfortable.. painful even! I've had days of absolute exhaustion and others where I'm brimming with ideas and drive. What I have noticed is that things are only going to work if I DO!.. yes.. we all know this right?? Sounds simple and basic. Ok. Let me break it down for you.. feel exhausted (you're like Yve I have 3x kids a pet goldfish and a donkey.. don't talk to me about exhaustion!!!!!!) Ok right.. I hear ya! It's called LIFE right? Ok.. so with that agreed what I've personally recently found is that when I just can't keep my eyes open, I first of all
1) sleep if I can, even if it's for a ½ relax to reboot
2) I work through it. THROUGH IT. I literally force myself to do one task.. then another.. then another. My body is protesting my mind is putting up a fight and it's everything I can do to keep on task. Then.. poof.. it's done!!!
And you know what, at least it's not left for yet another day! Key is.. to get on top of your game NO MATTER WHAT. No matter the excuses.. cause frankly my mind can think some stuff up sometimes. The greater the battle.. the sweeter the victory. Little achievements become bigger ones when the effect is felt collectively.
Listen I'm not here to preach.. but if you in anyway feel this heavy ache sometimes deep in your heart.. the struggle.. it's REAL. Know you are not alone and all I can say is just push on through boo. Get on that spinning bike and get your body moving.. send those emails.. focus on your work tasks. You will nail it. High five!
So with this going on I always try and take a moment to free myself.. to create! With no rules..
MAKE YOUR OWN RULES… be like Nike and “Just Do It” free yourself and any bar you artificially set for yourself.
I created this piece today which was taken from an original photo I took from the reflective light of a rainbow on the wall. I then edited it in Lightroom & PS and created a piece of digital art. An you know what's so great about Art??? You can just do it for you! No rules. People that are destined to appreciate it.. they will do, and for the others that's fine too!!!
I just hope that it inspires just one single person in some way shape or form and it gives them an electric bolt of light to their heart!. I want my work to feel inspiring for people. But as an artist i realise that once I have completed my work.. it is then completely out of my hands. So all I can hope for is that it's received well for the right people..
Give yourself licence to just create.
Be fearless ❤🌈