Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Finding Joy Again

I am sitting at the beach -- it is my solace -- listening to the crashing of the waves brings peace to my soul -- I can feel myself calming down and taking a break -- a break we all need to take from our lives and from ourselves -- a break to rejuvenate and find our inner “joy” again!
Art is supposed to be FUN -- and when we are not feeling the “Joy” -- well, perhaps then it is time to take a break and remember why we are Artists.  Doing something new, using a new paint, a new paintbrush -- it’s all about rediscovering the reason why we create and bringing that inner child back to the studio to have some FUN!
That seems easy to say, and yet, often times, not so easy to do -- The rigors of the business of art lately can be overwhelming and even devastating to our creative self.  I know from personal experience that I lost my “joy” and I am here finding it again.  I will do whatever it takes because without that “joy” my paintings do not sing that song I want you to hear!
When I walk into my studio to create, I leave everything that isn’t joyful behind.  I sparkle up and give 300% to my next creation -- I hope you do too!
I am off to paint some sunflowers today by the beach!

1 comment:

  1. Diane, I seek the Joy again too. Your paintings always make me happy.