after spending every waking moment
working on a single piece,
a welcomed break.
i stepped out and it was fall,
crisp air, turning leaves, and all.
it is quite daunting getting back into
after having your work cut out for you
for so very long.
so i embraced the new season instead.
took a little road trip to grand rapids
to see all the good, the bad, and the ugly
at the art prize opening.
i spiked my tea with whiskey,
lemon & honey too.
got cozy with my wool blanket,
listened to an entire book series
(book of the new sun by gene wolfe)
(german pacakes, muffins, breads, biscuits oh my).
caught up with friends.
had more tea.
the procrastinating can go on no longer,
yet the resistance
to staring a new piece
the only thing to do is ease into the work,
taking small practical steps.
going on a treasure hunt
(i found this wonderful water damaged dictionary -
it smells like a hundred years)
creating textured backgrounds.
painting monochromatic bases.
burning paper edges
and tea filters
with sticks of incense.
painting vintage frames.
drawing figures i connect with.
and slowly, i pick up momentum
and inspiration follows.
how about you?
do you run into this resistance to new work?
how do you push through?