I know I have not been around the blogs much, the reason is I have a deadline coming up. The Taos select juried show is coming up and I have about 10 more days. A few months ago I painted "Root" it came easy and I loved it and I thought, this is one of the paintings I will enter in the show. I also painted a little miniature because if we get juried in we can put in a small piece for free (you have to pay for the two pieces you enter), but I have yet to do the second piece. I have had months. Now I have 10 days. I have many abstract pieces I could enter, but in Taos that does not fair very well, so I am trying to do another painting that relates well with "Root" and nothing is working. I am painting everyday. NOTHING is working. I took a couple days off, thought that would help. It did not. I am trying to work on other projects to see if that helps. It is not. I am writing this post for all the other artists out there who are stuck, you are not alone. It happens to all of us.
I read something from Kiki Smith today that helped. She said just keep working, the only way to get to the other side is to keep working. I believe her and even though at this moment I feel I will never finish a (good) painting again, I know I will. Eventually :-).
P.S. My 30% off sale is still going in my ETSY shop. The prices you see there if you go look are NOT the sale prices, to get the sale price you have to type in Summer in the code box that pops up during check out.
Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO