lately i've been getting a little stuck on my BIG paintings. one of the things that is really helping me have fun again and get my mind out of it all is the PAINT YOUR STORY e-course i'm taking with the amazing and oh, so lovely mindy lacefield of tim's sally.
i always try and take a few art classes here and there to keep me inspired and opening my eyes to new techniques. and this class is not only doing that, but it's completely giving me this free space to just play and create!
here are a few of the things i've been working on...
i've been taking myself out for coffee and bringing along my art supplies and laying them out on the table. it's been such a fun way to switch up my perspective. i've especially taken to incorporating parts of overheard conversations in my quick sketches and paintings.
and i was particularly flattered when my nephew saw this drawing and said, "whoa, cool!" i think that was the biggest compliment i could have received, and actually just what i needed to hear in that moment.
|blue painting by my nephew|
and then he and his brother spent a good part of the rest of the evening drawing and painting... what could be better! and he even gifted me with this blue painting, which i will cherish and be inspired by forever.
all of these things are reminding me not to take myself and my artwork too seriously. to enjoy everything in the moment. and to remember things will always fall into place.
ps. if you're interested in signing up for the paint your story e-course, you can until the end of april. mindy will also have the e-course available for instant access this summer...and hopefully, she'll host another e-course soon too!
pps. a big thank you to suki over at the owl club blog for her sweet post on my how to paint an owl ecourse video. thank you!
have a lovely weekend! happy creating!