This year our school district change the start times for all of our schools. Since I work at a middle school I don’t report to work till 9 AM. This means I have a lot of time in the morning. I was bemoaning the fact that by the time I get home we have dinner and finished with the kids activities it’s time for bed and then I felt like I’ve never had time to make art. So I made a decision this week to get up at five, eat my breakfast and do my Spiritual practice and then go into the studio, close the door, and get to work.
When you start out you have no idea what you’re going to do so you sit there at your drawing table staring at a blank piece of paper. The key is not to stare too long. The paper has the ability to hypnotize you and before you know it you’ve lost two hours. The key is to take control and start moving your pencil. Doesn’t matter what you do. The first things you do are gonna be terrible anyways. As long as You do them. Just work. And over time, you get work done. I’m drawing here a comic there, A sculpture, a puppet, it all just starts to happen.
if I’ve learned anything in art and then life it’s that you only fail when you stop. So I sit here with my cuppa coffee, pencil in hand. Trying not to fear.