This entry was originally posted on Friday, February 10, 2012.
The past few weeks I almost forgot one of the most important things I do when it comes to painting.
That is I paint until I feel like painting.
If you must know, I don’t feel like painting everyday. Some days I would rather read. Or sleep. Or watch TV.
There are all sorts of excuses I have for not painting.
But because painting is my livelihood, paint I must. So I show up in my studio every morning and paint until I feel like painting.
Recently this has not worked for me. Finally I said, enough is enough. Get to work.
So I told myself that I will spend one hour in the studio painting and I will paint until I feel like painting.
And you know what?
I painted all day.
It felt good. Happy.
My tip is if you are having a hard time getting into the painting groove, paint something simple and easy.
Tell yourself that you will paint for 15-30 min.
Then before you know it, you feel like painting.
And you paint like mad.
Now I must return to my studio and my latest creation.