Sunday, 18 March 2012

An outpouring

It's not alway easy to come up with something to blog about. Indeed sometimes I'm not sure who I'm doing this for. Is this a diary that just happens to be shared with the Universe or an editorial, a magazine page where subscribers visit expecting to be entertained?

It doesn't really matter either way. This blog is a place for me to hone my craft. At first that was just writing, but then the tendrils of creativity crept right through me and it became a gateway to my soul.

Necessity has forced me to restrict my visits here in the past few weeks and also my art output; but to be honest I just don't quite feel the same without it - it's rather like cutting one's arm off! I need this introspection, this sharing, this tribe. It's like family and with today being Mothers' Day here in the UK, I find myself coming over all maternal.

I know that many of you who read this blog are just like me - souls for whom art and creativity play an almost magical part of your lives. It's your get-up-and-go. I'm working hard on my creative business but constantly felt like I was hitting a wall. There was some vital component missing. Turns out it was the simple act of creation. I've spent the last two evenings sketching and painting and I am as soothed as a week of perfect sleeps. The grit has been swept away and there's a smoother passage for train of thought.

I'm ready to take the final leap and get this business launched.

Sharing the output from last night today with the lovely crew at Sunday Sketches. Mixed media portrait - prismacolors, water-soluble oil pastels, oil pastels, acrylics and watercolour - if you've got it; use it!

24 comments:

  1. ~a blessed mothers day ahead for you...may you be honored and celebrated in only the most wonderful of ways!!!

    not being here, i couldn't agree more...is like having ones arm cut off...a huge piece missing from your day to day...it is a home...a home of love and support...encouraging words and an abundance of inspiration...i am happy you found a bit of clarity and will remain...we would miss you and your art greatly...your piece above pops with spring colors...beautiful always...much love light and blessings~

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  2. Happy Mother's Day ~ Lovely sketch ~ she is beautiful ~ Your post reads similar to my thoughts and yes we 'blog' because it helps to 'hone' our craft ~ thanks ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

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  3. I'm with you--without art an artist is literally incomplete. And the girl you've painted here is lovely. Her features are so delicately pretty.

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  4. Oh this is a beautiful portrait. I love the feel of it. Have a great Mother's day :)

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  5. First of all ~ Happy Mother's Day to you! I hope you have a lovely day!

    Your new piece is lovely, light, and spring-like. I love her. I admire how you always have something to write about...and you entertain us each time!

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  6. This is very pretty, love the colors! Way to go with pressing forward on your creative business, best of luck to ya!

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  7. yes, love this post.
    you are so right, sometimes we work so hard on the business side of our "art" that we forget that we need to create with our Heart!
    love the drawing too - your women are always so beautiful!
    xo

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  8. this is a lovely piece.
    there are indeed so many facets to blogging.
    love that your art is a gift to yourself.

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  9. I couldn't agree more! I just took a break from my blog, and the expression "like cutting one's arm off" fits perfectly. This week I shall return... Yes, you're so right - launching or having a creative business takes so much time away from just creating! I find myself spending so much time on my Etsy shop that days go by without me even lifting a paint brush or playing with paper. I feel so much better if I can let my creativity go loose.

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  10. so glad you are back getting messy... I really miss it when it takes a back seat and I find that it is my cow cage.... if I'm not painting that cow is let out and makes everyone miserable.... glad you are back to it...xx

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  11. Happy Mother's Day... I have found some wonderful like minded people through blogging... I need to create every day...I'm addicted... :)

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  12. Great post....all of which I have pondered myself. Keep it up!
    xx

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  13. Well, I'm so glad that you blog and that our paths have crossed. There's been many days that your posts/art have truly inspired me in my own personal life - thank you for that, Lisa!

    This lady is oh so beautiful and love the bright blue splashes/spots. Adds alot of emotion/feeling to it.

    Hugs

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  14. I like the feel of her emerging from the page...similar to your feelings about creating.

    Mixed media at its best!!!

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  15. By your comment on My post and by looking at your lovely lady you posted,I can tell you have that special secret of enchantment.You saw the Faeries! lucky you :)

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  16. Happy Mother's Day Lisa, your girl is so beautiful! I know what you mean about blogging and why and what and who for, but it's fun nonetheless!

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  17. She is so pretty in colors of Spring!

    I hope your Mother's Day is a lovely one!
    Can't wait for the big reveal :D

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  18. She is pretty Lisa and I am glad you got some time at your work table. You write so well and here you defined very well what I think a lot of artists/blog writers feel. Looking forward to more of what you show us.

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  19. a wonderful post and i couldnt agree more! Happy mothers day to you.. this drawing is soft and feminine perfect to celebrate the maternal!

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  20. A belated Happy Mothers Day, Lisa. I hope it was a special one for you. Your children must adore the stories you make up for them.
    Hugs,
    Tammy

    ps.
    There's some fun stuff going on in one art journal that I know of. :)

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  21. I too have been taking time away from my blog. My studio is temporarily closed due to an impending move. I missed reading your blog. Great to be back...

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  22. I know what you mean. i started my blog as a way of documenting my journey back to art after many years of it being an on again off again hobby. i love that it focusses me on my art work and that i've met so many wonderfully talented folk in cyber space through blogging about art. it is both adiary and a way to connect, i think. i love this piece. the girl is beautiful and i love the dots of blue.

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  23. I think your posts speak from the heart and connect with many of us who feel the same about creativity.

    I'm sure the mix of your many talents will ensure your business will flourish.

    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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