Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Doodle in journal - Created while on the telephone
Between spending time with my boys through the school break, teaching and the usual household chores, I have been adding to my journals as often as I can, painting a commissioned acrylic pet portrait, preparing artwork for St Matthews and filling ten pages in Nina Johansson's Maruman sketchbook as part of the current exchange project. Not to mention decorating my youngest Son's bedroom, writing my weekly newspaper column and getting myself acquainted with a publishing programme.
I'm charged, full of creative energy and inspiration, ideas are rushing through my veins and I find myself wanting to head in so many directions all at once that I'm pleased I don't understand the geography it would require to do so.
All of my 'to do' and 'to finish' lists are ticked, completed and I am prepared for the continuation of my 'Close to Home' project once school restarts.
It feels so good to be this organised, mind totally clear from clutter giving creativity a vacant landing strip, blood pumping with enthusiasm and heart racing about new ideas.
Obviously my already abnormal sleep pattern is suffering and I find myself heading to bed around 4am most nights/mornings and, even then, only because I have to not because I want to.
It won't last so I'll be damned if I am going to sleep through it!