Monday, 17 September 2012

I'm still here

I have been absent from my blog for a while, in fact since last May. One minute I was all enthused about starting up my blog and facebook page and then suddenly I stopped and became quite overwhelmed by it all. I am a very private person and writing about myself can be a bit daunting at times. But the truth was I felt I had nothing to share because I had stopped painting. 

In the past when I didn’t feel inspired to paint I used to worry that perhaps I wasn’t meant to be an artist. I thought surely when you are an artist all you want to do is paint all the time. But for me sometimes I go through periods (weeks or months) where painting is the last thing I want to do. The inspiration stops and I get frustrated and being frustrated does not help the situation. Yoga is my best friend in helping me get back on track, it calms my mind and I start to think more clearly again. 

Good news is that about a month ago I started to paint again. Monday is my day off and I am making it a regularly habit to paint on this day. So when everyone else dreads Monday morning I’m now looking forward to it. I am close to finishing a painting that I am working on and will write about it soon. But for now it is good to be back.

PS: Spring is slowly arriving in the Southern Hemisphere, the flower is from my garden.


  1. So glad you are painting again, AND communicating with the Fly Tribe:)

    1. Yes it is good to be back with the Fly Tribe : )

  2. Happy painting ;-)) Glad to see you're back on track !!