A good friend called today who I haven't chatted with in about a month. She asked what art have I been making and what creative things am I exploring in my studio?
Good question. At the moment, I feel a bit like my life is this photo and I'm lost in the forest somewhere trying to find a needle in a haystack--AKA my creativity.
So, what's the problem?
My problem is that there is no area in this house that isn't currently disrupted or recently disrupted. Initially, the disruptions of moving here and settling in and fixing and renovating were energizing and fun. I was super charged and produced a lot of work and even put together two solo shows.
But, the disruption continues, and, for every little step forward, there is a half step backwards. I had no idea how trying this would become. So, for now, I'm trying to take control of what I can (built a rock garden and two large perennial beds) trying to salvage things that are started but not progressing (two panels for the quilt back are done) and working to ignore the rest.
It's an interesting situation. Not a comfortable one. But definitely interesting. They say you do your best work when you step outside your comfort zone and work with the discomfort. In other words, stay tuned, some day I am going to burst forth with some really cool stuff. Just wish I could say when that will happen.