Sunday, 9 September 2012


 The holidays feel far gone, my tan has disappeared down the plughole. All I seem to do is reminisce over the few sketches I managed to get down in my small holiday sketch book
 I can't get myself motivated to pick up my pencils or brushes
 what is wrong with me?

 I keep glancing in my tidy studio but then walking out again. I have a few commissions which should have been finished ages ago but knowing that doesn't really help with the old motivation.

I need to just do, I know 
so maybe tonight I will.
I hate these holiday blues!


Lisa Graham Art said...

Well if I made sketches like these wonderful gems, I think I should be motivated to do more. However that said, it is easier to say that than to do it. I like your self advice to just do...but then it's okay too to give yourself a little more time and just do whatever it is you feel like doing. If it's nothing, then let it be. The motivation will come again. It always does. xo

Treehugger_31 said...

Unfortunately I know this feeling all too well. Usually I just wait it out but sometimes it helps me to just set a timer for 15 minutes and create! Typically by the end of the 15 min I'm feeling a bit more inspired!

Introverted Art said...

great sketches. looks like your little holiday was fruitful.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! Sorry you are feeling blue and blah. Embrace it and maybe it'll split? Anyway, I do love these pieces...!

Anonymous said...

Treehuger_31 said it well. To start is the hard part. Once you start a little the blues will disapear and that creative spirit will flow. A therapist once told me to run to the roar and it will flee. IT seems by your journaling sketches that it may have already begun.

Catherine... said...

I think we all get that feeling... I sit on the sofa with my sketchbook, feet up and doodle, whilst watching tv. At least I'm sketching and then it all comes back. I shall email you with my idea and see if that prods your inspiration. :)

Zorana said...

I'm at the same space as you. My last post is also reminiscing about the lovely summer vacation. I don't feel much like painting, so I'm playing with my art in Photoshop... Your sketches are more than sketches - absolutely adorable!

denthe said...

Oh, happy to see you're back. I had been wondering where you'd gone off to. I always feel: the longer you stay away from your paint, the harder it is to get going again. So you're right, the only way to do it is just do it. Just force yourself and it'll come back. Promise ...;-)

Jess said...

This is a feeling I get too. You know what to do, just sit down and do it! :) (So much easier said than done I know.) Make a start and the rest will follow.
Jess xx