I have been missing in action recently, not only in body but in spirit too. I have lost my painting mojo!! not just a little bit, but a lot. I have been doing other creative things but no painting and my studio although ticking along nicely hasn't had the attention it needed. In fact in you had caught me a a bad moment last week, I would have told you I was packing it all in and going back to a 'proper ' job'.
But things are brightening up. The sun is shining and I had a rest, simple I know but makes a lot of difference. I had a really bad sickness bug, not the usual remedy for relaxing but it forced me to stop and because I couldn't risk passing it on to my Dad in hospital then, I had one less journey down the M5 and I think it was just what the Dr ordered.
I finally finished a commission I had, I started it back in January and I have finally done it! The deadline was August which was lucky really as its the longest I have ever taken.
I also managed to follow up on some students that said they may join my regular sessions but didn't. I got my mailing list sorted and a newsletter written all ready to send.
I also thought about how I could utilise my studio space so that when I don't have lessons I can easily use the tables for more display space. this also means people can see at a glance from the door that its not just a classroom. ( Thanks Sue for your help)
I finally made the brush rolls I had been promising my students for a while. They have just gone on sale so hopefully that is one more string to my bow.
I knitted my first ever pair of socks, not bad for someone who hasn't knitted for about 20 years. and Thanks to my lovely student Jo who bought me a how to knitting book for my birthday. It got me started again and I must say taught me a lot I didn't know, which may explain why I was so rubbish 20 years ago.
So any thought of packing it in have gone and maybe, just maybe my mojo will be back.