Back at it

My mind has been thinking a lot lately, unfortunately it's when I'm trying to sleep. I wake up at 3:00 am and things that I think should happen with my art business are on repeat in my head. My daughters are still on Christmas break this week so the only creative time in my studio ( aka a corner in my basement) has been when they go to bed. Today I actually left them doing Play-Doh for a few minutes while I snuck away to have me time. That quickly turned into them watching me paint and trying to do yoga on the floor beside me. I was, however, able to start a small painting that I am happy with. The last pieces I worked on were with resin so it felt nice to pick up a brush again. 

 I'm thinking of working on paintings similar to "Two Houses" shown here. We have a lot of plants surrounding us in our home, I may try and add some of those as well...lots of ideas.

I'm thinking of working on paintings similar to "Two Houses" shown here. We have a lot of plants surrounding us in our home, I may try and add some of those as well...lots of ideas.

 

I signed out some design magazines the other day from the library, thought I would share some images that inspire and connect with me:

 Organic forms and shapes are what I want to concentrate on as I move forward.

Organic forms and shapes are what I want to concentrate on as I move forward.

 The colour and pattern in this caught my eye.

The colour and pattern in this caught my eye.

 This is modern and has a mid century vibe which I love! Blue often finds a way into my palette.

This is modern and has a mid century vibe which I love! Blue often finds a way into my palette.

 I like the colours and geometric forms here. It's like Kelly Wearstler designed a boutique hotel circa 1985.

I like the colours and geometric forms here. It's like Kelly Wearstler designed a boutique hotel circa 1985.

I recently watched the Tom Petty documentary "Runnin' Down a Dream" on Netflix. It was actually over two evenings as it was like 4 hours long! Watching other creatives write, compose and collaborate was just what I needed to see. If you like his music I highly recommend it. I've been listening to "Wildflowers" a lot around the house lately.