Tuesday, November 17, 2009
By this time every year most of our orders are shipped.The studio and warehouse slow down. January looms large and it's time to start creating new art for the 2010 markets. I keep notes, ideas and scribbles in one place so all my potential ideas are at hand when I'm ready to start. Then I try to sit down with a relaxed and open mind and start sketching. This year has been so busy - growing and building the business - that my paints and my mind got kind of dried up. My first attempt at "creative expression" resulted in this drawing. You just have to keep at it, tough it out, make bad art until the good stuff starts to flow. I'm happy to report that I'm painting without blocks on my head now.