I take a walk almost every day. I’m fortunate to live where the weather is conducive to walking. I love to walk. I enjoy watching the birds, the sky, the clouds. The sight of the foliage, the plants. I’ve walked my neighborhood for over 20 years! I’m still thrilled with the sight of a hawk or a woodpecker.
Some days I walk rapidly and even jog. But some days I take my time and just meander. These are some of my most creative times – The thoughts that come to my mind as I let myself ‘not’ think. Do you ever do that?
My Monday Meandering posts are going to try and put these thought into words. I find myself wanting to write and explore my voice not just thru my art.
For over ten years I have created on the tiny little white desk at the front of the photo. It has wheels. I could move it and get it out of the way of our busy house. I kept my paints and supplies in various closets and cupboards.
Recently I’ve moved my ‘stuff’ into the room we converted the garage to for my mom. It’s huge. So much space! My sweet daughter gifted me with a new large desk for Christmas, my husband got me a light for my work area. All my art supplies have found a home. I can easily access my paint, the brushes, the markers!
So you would think I would busily creating in the wonderful space, right?
I can’t! That big space is so intimidating. And that blank wall that I envision with my art work? Intimidating!
For my recent 10 day challenge I used that little desk that I’ve been using for 10 years. It is too small. I often get frustrated with being crowded. What to do?
Where do you create? Do you have any ideas for me? How do I step up and use that space and claim my identity as an artist?