Just showing up?
Maybe the answer is not trying to be profound. Maybe the answer is just showing up.
What was the question? Oh yes. How to be an artist.
Yesterday I showed up in the kitchen. With my second easel, rescued from its languishing and dusty state in the back porch, where it landed when I shut down my Grasslands Gallery studio corner. With a few stems of flowers and my camera. With the idea of finding out what the light through that window might offer.
Beautiful sun. Though my house, where my studio is located, is bright, it doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight. In the blazing days of summer I’m grateful for this. In the deep of January I could stand a little more.
Yesterday the kitchen was bright. Warm rays lit everything. I set up some simple still lifes with the easel as support and took their pictures.
Today I’m going to choose one image and start one painting. Profound isn’t required. Showing up is.
What are you showing up for?
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