Caution Wet Paint
Two days, well almost, to finally get down to the best bit, painting and creating.
It's a lovely feeling to know that once I enter my space I can can do as I wish, I don't need to consider anything outside of those four walls for at least twenty minutes.....well that's the current time I can be in there without reacting to being in a room with no windows and a metro train running under my feet every seven minutes. However the joy or #painting and making is the thing I love above all else it is my passion and in order to conquer PTSD I have to repeatedly face it and tell it no! If I can stand twenty minutes this month, I want thirty next month, etc etc.
“Once I begin to feel overwhelmed I leave and take myself out in to the fresh air, ground myself and then go for a walk around the block before going back to the studio to start again.”
I have spent most of my two days off this week working in my studio in twenty minute shifts. Once I begin to feel overwhelmed I leave and take myself out in to the fresh air, ground myself and then go for a walk around the block before going back to start again. Knowing this is useful to plan my work. so this week I have been concentrating on small eight inch square canvasses, together with painting some handmade papers with water colours and inks to make some paper #jewellery with.
The paper jewellery is part of a workshop, which encourages the use of paper that has already been made, as well as well as making paper clay from papers that would otherwise be thrown away. The clay is very easy to work with and when dry easy to decorate, as well as being very light to wear.
Meanwhile back on the canvasses I don't usually work on small sizes, I prefer large, however I had an idea for a series, so I am exploring that idea in between applying layers to a new larger #mixedmedia painting that I began last week.