Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Painting the stress away

Back to work this week meant dealing with everyone's stress--besides my own--regarding who's going to be laid off, when it's going to happen, what work is going to be like for those still at work...not a relaxing or productive day! 
All the more reason to head over to the studio after work...that and the fact that the Art Crawl is just 10 days away!

The studio is this little place where work stress doesn't exist. Turn on the music (tonight--some 70's Motown love songs), do a little dancing and painting and stress escapes!

Honestly, sometimes there is stress in the creative process...the stress of not being sure of how to proceed with a piece or if you even like what you just did...but that is a very different stress...

Thank you for your words of encouragement...One of the things I didn't expect when I started this blog was to build a community of friends and fellow artists that I could turn to for much needed support...it really does make a difference...and it gives me hope.

(The painting is not done yet...but I'm determined!)


Jodi Ohl said...

I can definitely appreciate what you are saying about escaping to the retreat of your studio after a stressful day. It definitely is a great way to let the worries go and relax for a bit. Love your new WIP it's sweet as can be!

Diane said...

This piece is so cool--my favorite style. Don't you feel so lucky to have a retreat to go to and just have fun.