Creative Block

As I wrote in an earlier blog, October was an exhausting month for me. There were birthdays, my daughter’s bridal shower, followed by the death of grandmother, her funeral, and my daughter’s Halloween wedding. I celebrated, decorated, and mourned.  In November, I found myself drained on several levels…..and quite disturbed over the presidential election results.

I wanted to jump back into painting, but instead I ended up on the couch watching movies. I still made it to the gymn and did yardwork, yet I was in a bit of a funk.  

Then one evening I finally approached my drawing table and eyed the metal purple daisy sitting atop that I neglected since September. lt needed detail. I decided to start small and work on one petal only, but I kept going until it was done. It is ready to be attached to its metal stake.

I feel relatively normal again. I bought new paintbrushes and jumped into another floral painting project.

Life can be stressful or sometimes a person just needs an extended break from whatever it is that they’re working on. I think it is good to acknowledge the “funk.” Accept it. It is an opportunity to reflect and regroup. Make a plan to return to a project. Set a day and time, and start small. After all..petal + petal = bouquet.

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Hi, my name is Lisa. I paint florals, still life and landscapes in acrylics and oils on canvas, and I am recently venturing into producing metal/garden art . I also love gardening, exercising, traveling, and reading. I recently graduated from California State University, East Bay with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences.

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