During the summer months I run a small Art Camp for kids and teens. I LOVE to teach. I love the kids and learn so much about them as individuals. Doing art with them, I see clearly their strengths and their weaknesses. It is rewarding to guide them to success.
But it takes so much out of me. The only art I do is the demonstrations to show them how to use the different mediums. Usually when class is over I’ll finish these small works and tuck them away. I’m thinking of offering them for sale here…
I have a large-ish work on the easel (large to me is a project that takes more than a couple of weeks to complete), and I have that pushed into a corner of the studio. It calls to me to be finished. I think I’ll put it out of sight somewhere, it’ll help keep guilt at bay!
Anyway, the point of this post is to share that there are times when you don’t have enough battery power to get into flow. A few weeks from now, I hope to have a long “recharge” session, but until then, no major works.
And that’s ok.
p.s. My “recharge” may include a view like this one – a recent pastel class demonstration.