Here’s nine suggestions for when life goes a little crazy.
- It’s ok to sit and stare out the window. Madeleine L’Engle in her book “Walking on Water” talks about the importance of “being” time. It’s like the time when you were in elementary school and you would lose yourself staring out the window. Not even thinking of anything. Just being.
- If you’re kicked out of your routine, try something artistic outside of your routine. If you usually paint, then sketch in a sketchbook. Write in a journal.
- Start small. If you have a big project looming, do a small painting to warm up and get back into the mode.
- If you have a deadline looming, start on that first thing in the morning. Putting it off won’t make it any easier.
- Have hope. Write down where you want to head in the future. Trust that there is a future.
- Take advantage of social distancing. If you are in a house with grandkids, share some artwork with them.
- Feed your soul. Take some time to look for blessings around you. Open the windows and listen for a bird song. Listen to a devotional.
- Feed your creative side. Listen to a podcast, Study some paintings from a favorite artist.
- Set up a routine. Get up at the same time. Exercise. Meditate or pray what ever gets you in touch with the spiritual side to start your day. Read something uplifting and dive into your work.
A couple of the blog posts I enjoy are Three Point Perspective with Jake Parker, Will Terry and Lee White and Illustration Department with Giuseppe Castellano. And the Brigham Young University Hawaiihas some great devotionals.
Here is a link to one of my you tube demos: