So after a mysterious two month hiatus, I feel like my inspiration and drive has returned with a vengeance. I can’t stop reading artist’s blogs, Facebook pages, reading their stories on the Etsy blog, admiring their work. Maybe it’s the return of the sunshine, warm weather, and life this spring that has brought my creative spirit back with it. Whatever it is, I’m grateful it happened.
I’m sitting at my desk right now, just taking a quick little break before I dive into a sizable, boring-ass project, and I came across the art of Flora Bowley via Katie Daisy’s Facebook page. I am mesmerized by the pictures of her working, hands covered in paint, using her hands as tools, using all sorts of other tools, to make these rich and beautiful paintings. Her work is so free and natural and personal… I am in love. The dreaminess of it reminds me of Marc Chagall, one of my all-time favs. Looking at the picture of her with the paintbrush (in the middle), my hands are pretty much tingling and I suddenly have this overwhelming sense of feeling like “I am meant to do that. That is what I am supposed to be doing, right now and always.” I’d give anything to have a canvas in front of me right now. Flora’s Facebook page has all sorts of amazing photos on it (that are a lovely distraction from my aforementioned boring-ass project)… and her studio? Amazing. Stuff all over the walls. Paint everywhere. Just oozing with inspiration.
So now I am off to work with numbers and spreadsheets and formulas and inventory… when all I can think about is someday spending my days with paint-covered hands and classic rock blasting while doing what I love and creating.