|'Dancing with Friends I' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Sometimes it is hard to get back into a regular routine after a break from the usual painting schedule. The habit has been broken and other habits may have taken the place of painting. If you have been away from home there will be things that need your attention....bills, laundry, chores, catching up with family and friends. And you may feel rusty and unsure. It is easy to find excuses and painting gets put off.
Action leads to more action....working leads to inspiration.
I find it is important to get right into the studio and paint something within a day of returning home. Paint anything! Something small and simple just to break the ice. Set a timer for 30 minutes and allow yourself the luxury of creating something. (I usually throw in the laundry and then paint something while waiting for the cycle to finish.) The longer I put off painting the harder it gets to restart the habit. It is important to break the ice and pick up the pastels....the chores can wait 30 minutes!
|'Dancing with Friends II' 5x7 pastel $50|
|Watercolor underpaintings on white sanded paper|