I have absolutely NO IDEA why I am painting birds (or why I even want to). Other than the fact that I became completely fascinated with the robin family that took up housing last year in our backyard or my creative commitment that initially began as something else and became something more...
|crested wren (detail), available in my etsy shop|
A few days ago, I went perusing the thrift store. I consider this "creative cross training". It really stimulates my creativity whether I find something that I need to take home or not. I found a beautiful, old book of bird "plates" and for a mere 69 cents, it was mine. It is just an absolute treasure to me. Synchronicity? Of course. Thank you. More Please!
Today I plan on experiencing the Minnesota sunshine that has been so rare this spring. I plan on bringing my studio outside and painting. Later this afternoon I will meet with one of my creative support systems. Tonight I am attending an art opening with another artist friend. Tomorrow night I have an opening/reception at Flow Art Space as we kick off the St. Paul Art Crawl. Saturday I attend a workshop and teach another art class for children. In the midst of this busy schedule of events, I am re-committing to staying tuned into noticing sychronicities. They give me a zing of energy and remind me to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
p.s. yesterday was DAY 10 of artist interviews on my blog (yay!). One of my questions for each artist involves "creative cross training". I also ask them about their creative support systems. Check out the artists and their interviews here.