I love learning new things
And I love experimenting – my partner tells me I have a brain like a sponge, always soaking up new ideas… I hope that’s a good thing.
Lately I’ve been burning the candles at both ends. Working very long hours in the studio and really getting into a rhythm!
I’ve also been testing myself, trying to see which way enhances more creativity. Sometimes I wake in the morning and get right to work painting, not wanting to pollute my thoughts with anything ‘cerebral’. I just pick up my brushes and let my right brain have a party.
Other mornings I’ll spend time ‘chatting’ and catching up on social media before I paint; meaning I’m typing, spelling and processing with the left hemisphere of my brain. I’m not sure if it really makes an impact using one side or the other yet, but I’m keeping a record of things so I can see if it makes any difference.
Do you have a “routine”?
Do you have a certain way you approach the day that gets the creative juices going? I’m curious about other routines you might have.
ALSO… do you paint all night?
Seriously, when I worked with wood carving and painting, many ideas would come streaming into my head in the wee hours of the morning. I would get up, draw them in my sketch pad by the night stand and go back to bed. Now, I find myself combining colors at night and literally working on things in my mind, do you do this too, is it normal?
Note to self
Today I learned that if you are painting from jars of paint – always dab some petroleum jelly around the top and edges of the container BEFORE you start using them otherwise it’s a real mess and you can’t get the lids off the jars without using a dead blow hammer! So I spent over an hour fixing all my jars and lids! And I’m not 100% certain, but I believe I heard this tip about the Vaseline from Michele The’berge, thanks Michele! http://micheletheberge.com/