Here’s a question….. What in your art making practice feels like dessert??
Or maybe what activity in your life feels like the easy, tasty, good part??
The bit in your day that feels like going to the hip, friendly, new frozen yogurt store and indulging in a yummy, cold, sweet treat. The place where you get to put on as many toppings as you like and even get seconds??? (sub-text I have a new addiction to YogurtLand)
This question came up yesterday while chatting about why we do “new” stuff instead of what we are “supposed to do”
I like painting outdoors. I suck at it, but love it. It makes me hop out of bed and dash off to the lake or any beautiful spot to paint with friends or by myself. It’s my art making dessert. So today, after a morning painting, I came to the studio to work, and something happened. I know it was the thing that I was secretly hoping for, but didn’t know how to do. I accidently fused an altered landscape painting with old photos IN A WAY I THINK MIGHT WORK! It’s too soon to tell, but I might have stumbled on something that merges my two favorite things. YEHAAA!
So………. maybe that is why we do the stuff we are not good at? Why we eat dessert first?
Is it because there something in that small desire, that wants to pull you towards a bigger or fuller experience? Is it about growth? About a happy expansion of your world? I hope so and I think so.
So, now, I will sing you a song.
Seriously, it’s bad. and dopey and I am not good at singing, and marginal at playing guitar, but I like it so much, so here goes.
It’s just for you, and it’s called Have a nice day.