This piece ended up ‘on the Shelf’.
Most artists have a shelf- and once there stuff doesn’t always end up getting finished.
I forced myself to move forward. It’s been a difficult week, thinking about Lauren.
Not painting, not creating because I am depressed about he death - would be an insult to Lauren as she loved my creativity. Remembering ‘we’re all mad here’ - helped me to move forward. Off the shelf & twirling in the garden. As I was filming a humming bird appeared and zipped around all sides! Checking it out- great, just what one needs…an art critic first thing in the morning. Hee hee. Clearly he approved! When I took it down (not meant for outdoors) to hang in the studio, he sat on the feeder looking at me - It was one of those: How cool is this moment!? Very.
His tiny blessing was felt huge.
It’s difficult some days - getting started, especially when effected by grief, depression or illness… JUST do it! Reach for that item off the shelf & finish it. Task accomplished & now we can enjoy & move on. Time.. it takes time - NOT pills.
The hardest part of this art was the attaching of the pieces!Arthritis sucks and I remind YOU: THANK GOD for cannabis! Frustrated, I put it down & lit the joint that was in the cats mouth - relaxed and went at it again - success! My mind & fingers slightly more nimble. Wire attached- Twirling in the garden!
Use it or lose it. Created to create.
With much TLC & THC
Next, a new portrait.
Painted with much love.