Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Today I feel a little 'painted out'. I feel slightly claustrophobic. Stir crazy. I have made an attempt to paint all day but have found myself literally pulling at the neck of my t-shirt every few minutes. I was finding it very hard to focus let alone be disciplined.
Perhaps part of being disciplined is knowing when to stop, or at least have a break.
I think one can look at one's own work for far too long that distance is then needed for it to be appreciated again.
Being an artist is often very much a solitary sort of existence. I have had to try and explain to a number of friends as to why I cannot see them until the end of the month... or even have lengthy phone calls. To many this may sound rather strange or perhaps even selfish, however, I know those who truly know me do understand. If not now, they will after the show. One of my dear friends recently sent me a lovely text, after I briefly explained it to her via SMS (how times have changed), the last line meant the most to me, it read - 'Just keep painting, your people will still be there when you are done'.
Right now though, I feel the need to get out. Be outside.
I am going out! Even if it is only for a chai tea.
Posted by Simone Maynard at 4:08 pm