Artful Living

monday mojo – time to paint

One of the very best art teachers that I ever had taught the importance of having the right art supplies all lined up and ready to go. She would say, if your supplies are taken care of and your palette is ready, then you can get down to business and paint. Nothing gets in the way of one’s mojo more than that of not having the proper brush or paint. The same philosophy can be true for every profession. Having the right tools and supplies can be so liberating along with making time for art is so important.

The about image is a close-up of one of Cy Twombly’s paintings and I adore the random marks and the freedom of the lines and the color.
This week, I am testing some new supplies and feeling incredibly motivated. I am also moving towards limiting the number of commissions that I take on as I am feeling the need to honor my own personal work. Don’t get me wrong, I am so thankful for all the commissions but making time for art and space to paint for me has been on my motivational wish list.
Happy Monday to each of you. What are you making time for?
“Only put off until tomorrow, what you are willing to die left undone.” Pablo Picasso