art, creativity

Back to Painting

Well, Ageless has been out for several months now and all this time I’ve been trying to think of what to write next. For awhile I thought I had something; I was all ready to dive in seriously, write every day, set a word count goal, etc… but it got away from me. A stolen car (stolen from me, that is!) and an emergency root canal might have had something to do with that, but honestly, those are just excuses.

The truth is, I’m not very interested in writing anymore. The extrinsic rewards are few and far between, and the intrinsic motivation just isn’t there right now. So for quite awhile, I’ve been unsure what to do with myself.

Enter my dear aunt. Years ago, I painted a picture for her, and recently she asked me to do another one. It had been years since I’d attempted anything on the scale she wanted–18 x 24 inches–but I thought, what the heck. I plunged in. Lo and behold, I loved the process, and she loves the picture.

So I’m kind of excited. I’m really thankful to be finding my way back to art, and I hope it sticks this time. Here are a few small things I’ve done recently.

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