I have been playing around with taking some of faery images I have been making adding a motivational comments. Our thoughts work a powerful magic on us. When we focus on the negative and the unpleasant, they are what take on the most importance. The opposite is true. When you focus on the positive, it becomes the most important. This is matter of finding what you look for. It is why I have created my magical and mystical line. They are meant to be little bits of magic to make you smile in a world filled with conformity and mundane worries.
Being stuck as an artist can seem like overwhelming. It may be a blockage of creativity, drained of inspiration or it could be the other kind, lack of time due to poor management of time and resources. I have been artistically stuck for a while, with several painting sitting waiting to be finished. In the meanwhile, I have been working within a three dimensional system to create fairy portraits.
I am hoping the time away has given me a fresh perspective and will add a greater level of depth to my work. I have decided to work through Alyson B. Stanfield book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio! She is also the author of artbizcoach. The book starts with the phrase:
on deciding to take responsibility for your art career.
The first time I start to read this book, I did not take note of this, but this time it resonated with me, three words really stood out to me.
- Career. I often talk about my art. There is something more concrete and subtle about it calling it what it is, my art career.
- Responsibility. I have also started working with a bullet journal with the express intention of focusing on being responsible with my time.
- Your. This is my goal and my dream, no own is going to come along and do it for me, so I need take ownership and get going. It is time to continue on my way, I hope you enjoy the journey as I move forward with my art career.