I just finished reading a great book called Daily Painting: Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist by Carol Marine (I prefer the Kindle version, because you can click on the links and go to the sites.)
This book made me really think about what direction I want to go in this next stage in my life. Hubby is retiring and I no longer have any desire to work with stamps. Whether it's illustrating them or using them. I sent a huge box to a dear friend of my supplies for her to share with her stampers.
My "Art Strings" are tugging at me and I can't ignore them anymore. Even though I haven't completely stopped painting I know that I am extremely rusty. Well, I'm back to the beginning. Hence why I decided to read Carol's book. I agree with so much of what she has written.
So...I'm going to try to paint daily. Well...if not everyday at least force myself to try to paint 5 times a week. I know I'm really rusty. And it's scary. But I'm going to do it.
Share the good, the bad and the ugly.
I agree with what she wrote that one has to paint everyday in order to grow as an artist.
This is the beginning of my 4th daily painting. I'm working from photos, for now. But will start setting up still life studies. I just need to get use to the feel of my brushes and my paints again. It's humbling.