Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
I am feeling the sap of inaction strangling my mind lately. I feel a lack of motivation to do much of anything it seems. After four years of graduate school pushing my creative mind I feel, now that it is finished, a sense of loss...a loss of creative energy. Perhaps I burnt myself out over the last four years? Perhaps my mind needs a break, but I have a guilt that weighs on my conscious for not having the desire to be in the studio everyday working.
It's been a month since finishing my MFA and it has been a great spending time with my family and friends, preparing for shows and teaching kids art classes in the borough and elsewhere. It's just that maybe now it is time to get my act together before the sap of inaction totally suffocates my creative mind and I cannot return to the studio.
I would feel better if I could sell some work. Maybe working smaller would serve me better. Smaller work means less materials which means a lower cost and at a time of such economical strife a lower cost is the bottom line. The fact that I work abstractly is a challenge enough when showing in a town that loves the more representational landscapes. Not that there is anything wrong with that at all. I love a good landscape, but there are so many in this area I feel my chances as an abstract painter are higher.
It is time for me to get off my guff and get to it then!!!