I know I’m not the only one who’s creative mojo went walk about at the start of lock down. I think for me it was mostly about four things:
- Getting my brain around the whole situation
- Loss of routine.
- Having someone else in the house near 24/7 – it’s great him being here, but I like silence and my own space to create in.
- The good weather calling me into the garden.
At the start I was quite happy to take my scattered thinking outside – I knew I need to get my head straighter and there were outside jobs that certainly needed doing. However after a couple of weeks or so of not touching my paint brushes, I was feeling all those fearful beginner thoughts again. Time, I thought to make myself paint. Paint anything, however bad.
So I did…
Another exercise just to get my paint brush moving
I wasn’t at all happy with the results – even though I’m very much a watercolour newbie.
I knew the way to get through this was just to keep going, to try and build a routine, but easier said than done with hubby on reduced hours and the days he works changing every week.
I stuttered on, trying to find inspiration, but even when I did I struggled to put my heart into it.
Even the bees I painted, because I was so excited when I found out my friend Ali is a contestant in the Great British Sewing Bee this year.
I soon found myself going days and days without painting again. So today I made a promise to myself. I would paint every day and blog each week about what I’ve painted. However good, however bad, however uninspired. And that’s it really.
How’s your creative mojo doing?
Stay safe, stay well.
Until next time,