I have been in a non-drawing mood for the last week. This is unusual for me of late. I see all of the drawing and painting supplies lined up all beckoning me to use them, but I have been distracted. I just haven’t been able to sit down and focus on my art practice.
I want to get back to my daily painting routine. I think to be connected to your work on a daily basis is very important. To get too far from the picture of you creative life can easily slide to a bad habit of not being in the zone.
I am in the process of learning a language. To create a fluency in my work I need to put in the hours and days to get closer to my goal of being a native. I think sitting at your workspace everyday even if its to just to layout a new color palette or put a new layer into your painting even if it will get covered up is essential. Or reading about art theory or an artist that I admire will help keep me in the realm that I desire to participate.
I think tonight I will sit and list a small series of goals that I would like to achieve in the next few months to help spur me on in my lull. Some of the goals that I am thinking about are to:
become more fluent in painting 3/4 profile faces, finish a large scale canvas painting, gather inspiration in a notebook for my work, etc.
Even writing this post today has been a bit of a slog for me. But pushing through it and just typing out where I am in my creative life today has helped me to see a few things more clearly and invite me back to my studio.