Thursday, January 01, 2009

The Motivation Returns!


Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and creative 2009!

I'm so thrilled to say that my artist's block is gone and my motivation has returned.

Sure, I've been creating work daily but I just haven't been overflowing with inspired ideas for months. I have to tell you ladies, that I thought I'd forgotten how to paint! Seriously, being a Christian, the thought crossed my mind so many times "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away". Yikes!

We get so overwhelmed with the marketing that we have to do in order to sell our artwork that it tends to really suck the life right out of us sometimes. No wonder people have paid assistants. I WISH! Artists are supposed to create. We need the business skills too but above all, it's creating that satisfies our souls.

I think that the art supplies I received from Santa have a lot to do with getting back in the groove. We all know how good it feels to get new supplies. My husband is always so awesome in that respect at Christmas. He knows that's what makes me happy. He always makes a trip to my favourite art store at this time of year and stocks up LOL! Although I don't think he's listening, he hears every word I say. He even picked up a little drawing table for me because he's heard me mutter it to my son. I was really surprised and touched by that.

Anyway, here's a new abstract floral that I just completed. It's called "Inspire Me" and it's acrylic on canvas. I'm just happy to have the ideas flowing again. Thank God for His blessings and for wonderful husbands!

9 comments:

Sharon K. Shubert said...

So glad you're back in the "groove" Ruth! This is a beautiful painting; lovely composition and colors. :)

Ruth Palmer said...

Thanks so much Sharon. I'm so relieved. Here's to a great 2009, God willing!

brendathour said...

Absolutely beautiful painting Ruthie. No, you will never forget how to paint, sometimes I just think we need our batteries charged up and wait on the Lord.
So glad you are back in the swing of things.
Hugs to you

Lee said...

...and what a Beautiful Return!

Happy you are back at it :D

Ruth Palmer said...

Thanks so much Brenda! You are so right!

Ruth Palmer said...

Thank you Lee. I appreciate the encouragement!

Sujati said...

This is gorgeous! Am sure there will be no stopping you now-just beautiful!
Sue

Sharon K. Shubert said...

I like it turned upside down. ha ha ha....

JudyMatechuk said...

Glad you're back in creative mode! Beautiful piece with such warm tones (a good thing when we're so cold right now!)