I keep being pulled toward painting flowers. Watercolor and pen have become my favorite medium
…and a little bit of that. This weekend I dabbled in everything I enjoyed about my Year of Creative Habits experience. I simply created, played with shapes, colors and mediums.
Saturday I attended The Open Road exhibit at Crystal Bridges. It was a wonderful photography collection, reminding me of the countless summer road trips we took in my grandfather’s Mercury. I came home and attempted to paint this iconic Rolla sign I enjoy each week on my commute to St. Louis.
One of my Year of Creative Habits “Instafriends” asked recently why I wasn’t painting more flowers. Here’s a look at recent attempts, plus some raspberries – just because.
Day 123 (Year of Creative Habits): *Note: please read the following paragraph as if there were “-” connecting each word. It’s one big, hairy thought. You ever have one of those Mondays where you get up way before dawn to drive four hours to your “work home” so you can take a very important morning conference call only to be created by the very loud chirping of a smoke detector … a wired into your apartment crazy loud smoke detector….so right before the call you’re trying to change the backup battery, which does nothing so instead you try to mute your…
Days 108-121: My Year of Creative Habits – creatively is going great. My blogging habit…not so much. I’ve shaken up my working routine the last two weeks. I traveled to D.C. for a quick visit, expanded my work assignments and visited with longtime friends. Here’s what two weeks looks like (two big views) and three combo views:
Days 104-107: My days pass by quickly. Motoring back and forth from Neosho to Washington, Missouri. Presentation here. Percussion concerts there (Please note: Ethos is incredibly cool. One of the best small venue concerts I’ve attended this year.) As I’m inching toward the 1/3 of a year mark, I’m feeling as if I’m getting the creative habit worked well within my day. My efforts aren’t always something I would share outside my creative Year of Creative Habits group or this blog…heck they’re often not even refrigerator worthy. But they’re improving and I’m having a ball and learning new ways of…