some art and some thinking

last night I was working through the latest lesson in Hello Soul Hello Business. I don't know if it was because I was extremely tired (hello 2am finish to the Australian Open tennis final!) but I couldn't think clearly and felt like the work I HAD done in the previous two weeks was not actually clear enough. And without that clarity, I was stuck at the next gate. So I posted to the closed Facebook group my concerns and then went to sleep. Twelve hours later, I woke and.....well, yes I needed some sleep. But I also found support and confirmation that I wasn't completely off track. Thankyou to my HSHB sistas for that reassurance!

Still, today, I kept looking at it all and something was missing. So I pulled out two canvasses and started creating art - art which stated the two things I needed to clarify. The two topics I need to remind myself of so that they remain at the forefront of my thinking as I go forward, so that I can remain true to them.

I can't show you the whole paintings because I don't want to give away the course content but these are some snippets that I can share and which I think tell you what I was feeling.

Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paint, Heidi Swapp mask, Tim Holtz distress ink, silver pen, sharpie marker, bubble wrap

Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paint, Heidi Swapp mask, Tim Holtz distress ink, sharpie marker, bubble wrap

I can't describe how much better I feel having got this out. They are now hanging in my studio as reminders of what I can achieve and why I want to achieve it.