Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Do What You Love

Its been a long while since I’ve blogged. Some say blogs are dead, replaced with podcasts and video media apparently. “They” also say attention spans are short and no one reads anymore. Well...I’m a visual artist so images are important to my world. And I personally read. A lot. And I express myself in my writing, so blogging is still a good fit for me. If you have attention issues I understand, so do I. So I’ll keep things short and sweet here. (If you want it even shorter and sweeter you can look me up at michellemorrisart on both Instagram and Facebook)

Many of you know I quit art professionally to care for my dad for the last 7 years. That led to a very long artist block for me. I’ve done small things, mostly in my sketchbooks, but with no time or desire I only did infrequent small sketches. But to everything there is a season, and I find myself entering a new season. While I navigate this new season I am finding both the desire and opportunity to create again. But as I get my feel wet again I am a finding my skills are pretty rusty.

I spent a good deal of the day in my studio today working on some projects. Epic fails is more like it 😩 It can get a little disheartening when all your work is a pile of junk!! So what do you do?? You remind yourself its only paper. You remind yourself there’s more. There’s tomorrow. And then you remind yourself why you do what you do. You remember what you love and then you do what you love. What you know you can. What your good at. And you remind yourself that you can. You can. You enjoy the process and the running of the paint in the water. And remind yourself why you create in the first place.

So I did this very small watery, messy painting in the corner of a failed painting. That’s my accomplishment for the day. One tiny messy face. I love faces and figures and I’ve spent a lot of time on them and just messing around made me happy.  And each day as I get back in the game my work will show the progress. I know this. And so I remind myself: there’s always tomorrow!  (And more paper...)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Yellow, Mud and the Daffodil

My goal this week was to do 10 minute sketches every day of daffodils. They are here today and gone tomorrow so you have to be fast!

Monday, April 2, 2018

This Little Piggy

I have a cousin who recently started raising some pigs. This little guy’s mama died shortly after he and his sister (?) were born, so my cousin is now a piggy mama!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Small Things

Good morning Monday! (Or good Monday morning?) There is a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and everything is white and undisturbed here this morning. I thought I’d take this quiet moment and share the art I’ve done in the New Year and some thoughts.