Being an artist working from home can get very lonely sometimes. Usually, I don’t really mind. However, it requires quite some self discipline as it is easy to find distractions and excuses for not actually going in the studio (you may know that painting is just the fun part of the job, but still…).
Today, Melissa came for a few hours with us (yes, Mom is still here).
I notice it everytime someone shares the studio with me (or in a class in person etc): the vibe totally changes. No talk even required ! just not being me myself and I seems to make a difference.
A good thing that my Mom loves me unconditionnally and that Melissa is now used to my… quirkyness. I sing, sometimes burst a move or two *especially when my iPod decides to play all the Justin Timberlake songs, out of the 400-ish songs it contains, almost back to back*, I get excited, frustrated and have a hard time simply sucking it up.
My Mom is very crafty (me, not that much), so she does all the things I wish I would do. For the past week, she has been cuting stencils for me. How blessed am I ?? A good thing that The Crafter’s Workshop offers 6×6 and 12×12 blank sheets to do it (I wish I’d know the set up for using my Silhouette machine with it; if you know, please do share with me).
Melissa amazes me with her sense of details and how she can do repetitive patterns with patience. Her journals are just pure joy, too (I think this will be my next art journal, folks !).
I think that later, one of my goal would be to share a space with another artist (or two or three). We would all work on our stuff but still be together you know. Yup, I would love something like this in my future…