I have been getting back into painting with gouache again and I must admit, it feels really good. Since this spring, I have been feeling the pull of various projects and "wearing" all sorts of hats - but lately, it seems that I am setting aside more time for Lisa the artist.
Too often, we feel the need to please. We have to please the editor, art director, publisher, client, rep, etc... but when are we able to just do something entirely for ourselves?
Try to make time to do something just for you... and I don't mean getting out to a movie, or snuggling in bed with a book. I am putting out the challenge to do something arty just for you. Sit down and create a new piece of art - not to put in your portfolio, to sell at a fair or to give to Aunt Sally for Christmas... do it to keep, just for you.
This is what I made today, just for me. It's a small painting that I have sitting propped on my desk in my studio to remind me of the reason I wanted to become an artist in the first place.
Happy Monday everyone and I will be watching for your posts in regards to my Do Something Arty Challenge. =)