Nature’s beautiful colors are really filling in. It’s been especially fun to be out taking photos of flowers in bloom.
And I’ve been slowing going through, editing and adding photos to my “nature” gallery on my imagekind website ( http://www.artbycarol.imagekind.com ) – only a couple have made it so far.
I also shared recently that I started a couple of drawings, so I thought I’d share them at stages.
This is the beginning stage (after about a week or so) – each with the inspiration piece:
Neither is very impressive looking at the moment, I know.
My talent in art has always come easily to me. I think I’ve been taking it for granted, though.
Instead, I want to remember (and relish in) the passion and challenge and pure joy that comes out of pouring heart and soul into my artwork — whether it be drawing, painting or photography.
And that takes patience – something that does NOT come easily to me!
I think it also may seem like this is not a lot of drawing after an entire week or so. Believe me, I get it!
It used to be that I could – and would – knock one of these out every day (and in college, I had to do at least one a day, if not more!)
But art is a process that, to me, isn’t about how fast you can produce or how many pieces you can do in a day – remember a few sentences ago I said I wanted to relish in this!
Obviously for me, the process is about slowing down, taking my time, and returning to my basic skills.
So, be patient with me, and we’ll see how this goes!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!