February has been a month of ups and downs.
I am still trying to find a comfortable place to paint in my house. The working on the dining room table didn’t really flow the way I envisioned, so I am creating a new space in another part of the house with the hopes that this will be the set up that works.
There was a revelation that happened to me during the time I spent at this workaround creative space. I now have confirmation that I need alone time and space to delve deep into my creative process. When you share space with someone who doesn’t need that same space, misunderstandings can and do arise.
Now I know, a door is a very valuable commodity indeed. Onward, upward.
As many of you know, I did the #iartdaily challenge in January. I loved working with images during the month. I wasn’t able to do as much analog painting and illustration, but I was pleased that I could keep up with the challenge by creating digital art edits every day. Not all images were masterpieces, but a couple of gems did emerge. These pieces usually don’t show themselves until the 30-day (or month) challenge is complete. The “wow” factor tickles me when I look at -and critique- the body of work for the month. It is pretty amazing what we humans can do when we commit and buckle down with our intentions.
So, February is a short month, and I have been trying to get my ducks in a row for the #icreatedaily writing challenge.
I have been working on a tarot deck for the past few years. The Major Arcana is complete and I have finished, I use the term loosely, the ace cards, also the four 2 cards are mocked up. The project fuels my 2 greatest passions- fashion illustration and the Tarot. Will the project be award-winning, who knows? It is a labor of love for me and it helps me learn many new things in this ongoing game of life, both from the art position and the Tarot point of view.
The cards are just one piece to a complete tarot deck. The various decks all have some sort of explanation booklet. I will need to create one for this deck as well. No time like the present to start honing my writing skills.
I will never claim to be a “writer” I get by, but I don’t weave the words and construct the sentence the way a true writer works their magic. Or, maybe that’s my self-doubt seeping through. “ Give it a try” I hear my Muse whisper. So, why not now?
When I read about the #icreatedaily writing challenge, I thought this might be the opportunity that I am looking for to boost my writing skills. I have downloaded the Grammarly app and using it for the first time now.
Off I go on a new adventure. Check in with me from time to time and see what new ideas are percolating in my world.
The time has come for me to sharpen my pencils, charge up my iPad, prepare for the unknown and learn more about my limits and the boundaries of a new skill set.
Later you all.-sheree