Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chapel Chairs

A new little drawing I did last night. My daughter fell asleep early (rarely happens!) so I was able to do some drawing and painting. Was so attracted to the 'crowd' of empty chairs... somber yet inviting. The bottom photo is the start of a picnic party painting. (8 x 10" very small for me so, it's a challenge.)
Feels so good to get back into a groove. It's hard to resume a routine though when reality has pushed you in a different direction. Just now starting to get to work after a summer and fall full of family and friends staying with us. Nothing like a quiet house to get the creative juices flowing again. :) Wonder why transitions are so difficult no matter how old you get?!
How do you get started again when you've hit a 'speed bump?'


tangled sky studio said...

hi brenda,
i've been thinking a lot bout chairs lately too. after too long away i too find it hard to get back to work as well. i think the creative groove needs the break so that you can kind of reinvent or see things a bit differently but it's alays so hard to get started. i procrastinate (by cooking, cleaning, running errands, checking other people's blogs...ahem) and then set aside a solid hour or two to work uninterrupted with my sketch pad and music to inspire new ideas. love the chairs...speaking of lonely and sad chairs have you seen the oklahoma city national memorial? http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

Jeane said...

Brenda, I love the first drawing - it's really good! I agree that being pulled out of the groove does take a strong energy surge to get going again - I just start - usually badly :)

artslice said...

Hi Beth,
Yes, procrastinating is easy isn't it!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one :) I'll check out that memorial.

Hi Jeane,
Thank you! Starting badly is better than not starting. I should tape that to my easel :)