Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Creative Life

I've been feeling especially creative lately - the kind of creative that makes me forget what day it is and leaves me with paint and fabric and colored pencils and sketch books and photos and all sorts of other colorful, fun, messy stuff spread from one end of the house to the other!

I'm happy :)

It's been a while since I've taken pictures of my creative endeavors but I finally did today and even updated my Flickr page tonight with some paintings I've been working on. I've mostly been experimenting with acrylic paint + mediums and textures so lots of backgrounds and only a couple pieces that I consider complete. Photographing and posting them has me totally inspired to get back to them...

I feel like I'm living in an alternate version of reality - and I guess I am...but I know it won't last - and maybe I'll never have it again - so rather than feel depressed and anxious, I may as well embrace it. Part of me feels guilty for thinking that - like I should be job-hunting non-stop, re-building my house myself, writing budgets and collecting scrap metal or something...I've decided to ignore that annoying little voice, though, and focus on creating and being happy.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

I love your painting. Your backgrouds and pictures are great. You should stick with it. Artist are happy people. All the other stuff will happen.

gypsy said...

{Amy} Love to see all that creative inspiration!!!