I can feel my art mojo returning. I was sincerely having a crisis of confidence over the past several months but it's turning around now. We humans are such a delicate species with our needs and wants. It's not enough for us to survive. We have to thrive.
Another fun Artsnacks box. I debate stopping it but it's worth $20 for the inspiration and you all seem to enjoy the videos. Stretching is the best thing you can do for yourself in your art practice. Shakes you up a little, you know?
Sometimes you really can't stretch. Your life might turn upside down and that's when you lean back on the status quo: just maintain. When business plans completely blow up, jobs are lost and found, health falters: Maintain. I may be on a more even path and it's showing up in my work right now.
PS: This will be relevant when you watch the video: anthropomorphic means having human characteristics. In my "going back to go forward," I saw how often that shows up in my work and re-embraced it. Past Diana inspires Present Diana. It's like writing a note to your older self.
Enjoy the video and have a great weekend. I'll be teaching my Wildflowers at the local art center. I've got some fun stuff planned for those folks. I couldn't find any of these supplies yet online. But you can work along with whatever you have on hand.