After moving into a new artist studio, my oldest child asked “When you return to the studio today, what will you paint first?”
“Honestly, I am tired from packing and moving and unpacking and anticipation of this moment” I said. “I’ll start tomorrow.” Both children have witnessed over the years this familiar refrain when it goes to doing something I really want for myself, put it off until tomorrow.
My resistance was met with encouragement when my son, experienced in redirecting his 3 young children, kindly suggested “Why don’t you just go in and draw a bee? You like bees. Just one drawing. Text it along to us and then head home.”
Because he doesn’t do Facebook, he suggested I keep up the ritual of drawing, painting, photographing and text a copy daily.
That’s how I began….