Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Remember to Take Breaks
I think I qualify to be a work-a-holic.
I can't seem to stop. I need to stop. But I can't. Does anyone else have this problem? Last night I was freaking out because my little Etsy shop is looking bare, and I only have three illustrations doe before I leave. Michael had to remind me that I just finished three paintings for this upcoming show, and that it was going to be ok. It was going to be ok because there is no one but me telling myself that I HAVE to have more things....
I wish I could be less hard on myself. I wish I could feel like it's ok to take a break. To just walk away.
Well, it's a good thing I am leaving for New York tomorrow. My gouache, paint brushes, panels, oil paint, gesso, and butcher tray are all staying home....
I leave for a week, starting tomorrow. I am going to take tons of photos, visit museums, sit in parks, sketch, people watch, visit art supply stores, drink lots of coffee, take everything in and explore.
I am really looking forward to this...
These are the three paintings that I recently did for the Fact and Fancy Gallery.
The red one is my favorite. Expect more red typewriters :)
In case you happen to live in New York and would like to go to the opening, the address is:
75 Hoyt Street