This wasn’t the post I intended to write this week. Instead, it’s just a short “thank-you” note – to myself!!
Take a look at this photo. It won’t mean much to anybody but me.
This is the work table in my small studio area off the kitchen. Yesterday evening it looked like this . . . . . .
It had been a loooo-oong day. I finished filming two hours of workshop videos for Painting With Fire, editing and uploading them. I also did some assemblage work in the middle of this mess that was left over from Art Stroll projects.
I wanted to go to bed!! But the Good Angel in my tired old brain said, “clean it up – you won’t be sorry.” Sigh.
It took about ten sleepy minutes to put stuff away – not a great job, but enough to make me smile when I walked in this morning, coffee in hand, ready to work on a big clay commission. I could actually see the surface of the table!
If there is any message to this, it’s be kind to yourself! Even if you are feeling tired and grumpy, straighten up your mess just as if you were working in somebody else’s studio so you can be ready for the morning. Put things back where you will find them the next time you look for them. You will thank yourself later.
Oh, and speaking of Painting with Fire, next Wednesday my lesson called Myth and Mist airs. If you are a member of PWF, look for it. I talk about telling stories that are veiled in beeswax and other media using this layered collage encaustic painting as one of the examples. It recounts a myth about crows and dragonflies:
And if you’re not aware of Painting With Fire, it’s never to late to join this amazing year-long encaustic extravaganza! You will even learn how to master encaustic without messing up your studio.
Well. . . . .maybe not that last part . . .