January is always a weird time. It’s winter and it’s what I call the in between time. We’ve just come through the holidays and seeing family and all the things… and there’s little bit of “okay what do I do now?”.
For those of us in cold climates… it feels a little like hibernation… and that’s how I feel about my inspiration too right now.
I have …zero motivation to create… don’t get me wrong.. I have a lot to do and a lot of projects to work on… but I feel a little like I’m trudging through mud to even get to my table to create.
This doesn’t happen often for me, I LOVE what I do…. I’ve tried taking it slow, some rest, doing other things…. but still no rush, no stirring in my soul.
So what do I do? I show up…. I clean, I dabble, I look at papers and think.
I talk to myself as if I’m talking to a friend…It might take a few tries at this but almost always in this process… something happens…. and today I’m sharing this whole process with you and how inspiration came, and came like a flood… I’m so excited to share this with you and I hope you enjoy today’s project, because there’s more to come.
Always remember how loved you are!
The original is available HERE.
- 12×16 canvas
- Golden High flow (carbon black, transparent brown oxide, gold, titanium white, shading gray, sap green, sepia, quin nickel azo gold)
- Liquitex matte gel
- Utrecht gesso
- Nova color gesso black
- Nova color lightweight texture paste
- Soft pastel pencils in brown and black
- palette knife
- Roller and tub to finish edges