|An easy project like making notecards can jumpstart creativity after a long absence from the studio|
There's nothing like feeling profoundly crummy to remind me of just how precious every moment of studio time is. Wrapped up in a blanket with throbbing sinuses, a hacking cough, and surrounded by a mountain of tissues, I wanted soooo badly to be well enough to go to my studio. Instead, all I could do was reach for the Kleenex and give in to an overwhelming desire to sleep.
Eventually I began to feel a little bit better. But recovery from the Creeping Crud (don't you love my scientific name for it?) has been frustratingly slow. This past week I enjoyed my first full day in the studio since New Years Eve. It felt wonderful to finally make some art! But it wasn't an entirely smooth process. I felt a little rusty. So I eased back into my routine by starting with something simple: making notecards. That's all it took to get totally back in the groove. Feeling better than I had in weeks, I then started a large abstract. It's not finished yet but it will be soon. And there are many more projects on my drawing board. I can hardly wait to get to them. It feels so good to be back!
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