I guess I've taken a break over the last few months from art. While I still have in my possession the painting on glass piece I still have yet to touch it, and I think it will probably stay that way. I do believe it's a goner, or at least I am not willing to learn how to reverse paint on glass when I'll have to repaint a whole big picture. It's just too much and not in my expertise.
And I'm supposed to be starting a drawing from an old friend from high school of her and her boyfriend, but we haven't hammered out all the details on it yet so I haven't started working on it yet (she wants it done by October). I still have the mixed media map/ship I redid for a friend in my possession as well because we haven't been in contact since the end of last year.
What it boils down to is that I haven't done much of any anything art-related in four months.
Until two days ago that is.
I got out some oil paints and painted! It's an abstract painting of different colored lines. That's it. And it felt great just putting something on canvas again!
And yesterday I picked out a photo I took years ago that I've been wanting to paint for months and started doing prep work for it.
And today I gridded it out.
And I hope tomorrow I might start mapping in the image.
And I hope the day after that I may start painting (or finish mapping the image).
Point is, I hope to do art consistently. If I am lucky my girls will take naps like they are supposed to and I can work uninterrupted for a good 2 hours. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
How do you find time to paint if you are a "part-time" artist? How do you find the motivation to do it consistently?