after being away from the studio, getting back into the groove can be a harder task than i would like. sometimes prepping work gets me in the flow and ready to create again. just by being in the studio i can get in the right headspace.
it also helps that i love the prep work.
i love pulling out a fresh sheet of paper.
i love getting the ruler out and trying to fold a straight edge.
i love pressing the bone fold onto the paper making a guide of where i will tear it.
i love taping down the edges of paper.
i hate staring at a blank piece of paper.
not knowing what to do is a hard part of the process.
usually i will keep fussing around the studio, tiding up, reorganizing, etc. until i find some sort of inspiration or have a thought that launches a starting point.
when all else fails – i paint still lifes.
hello flowers, i think you’re beautiful. do you mind if i paint you?
tonight, i am painting flowers.