Friday, April 12, 2013

Trying to begin...

"May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is children" 
-Rainer Maria Rilke

I've been having a strange year so far... finding it difficult to start projects, and when I finally do, it's very hard to knuckle down and get the work done and not be distracted.
But things have been ticking along, slowly, slowly.
I feel like I have turned some sort of corner at least - I've begun writing again, something I used to love when I was in high school but something that I seem to have had a huge block about since. It's like I could never get into the right mind set, but that, thankfully has now been cracked so I hope it continues...don't know if the stories are any good but at least I'm writing!
This is a very dear wish of mine - to write and illustrate my own children's books, instead of just illustrating other we shall see...
So this above is my affirmation for a while :)

I've also been very much enjoying the discussions about daily "rituals of beginning" on the Myth and Moor blog  - my daily rituals at the moment are not very conducive to creatively so it's something that must be worked on and there's much inspiration to be found on Terri's blog.

I have many plans for the next few months - I need to work on products for my online shop, ideas and illustrations for children's books to work on, commissions to start and of course, to share more thoughts on here.

For now I'll leave you with a couple of paintings I've managed to complete in the last few weeks :)

"Following the Moon Paths"

"White Star"