I am not too sure where 2014 went, but as we are now already into February 2015 I thought I’d better get my skates on. Yes, I love to write and I love my blog site, it’s a powerful way to escape, dream and visualise! But I also love to paint and every year for the past seven I have participated with Cambridge Open Studios and opened my studio and home to my customers and the general public.
On a sliding scale which do I prefer, writing or painting? The answer is both and sometimes this love causes friction and confusion. Only one can win over the other at any given time, but which one has the greater privilege? I don’t have the answer to that, but right or wrong, I base my working day on my personal whim and feelings at the time. That way I feel there is more Karma and a less strained workflow. There may well be better methods, one that could possibly improve my time management and even income, but a Geminian polymath can only work this way! The twin, of two minds, with an eclectic array of interests and careers – it can sometimes be a real mess! But I prefer to call it being a renaissance woman!
I have had an extremely emotional end to 2014 and having to come to terms with a major loss in my family! It has been a slow start to 2015, but catching up with my blog site has been a lifesaver. The decision to register with Cambridge Open Studios and participate once again in 2015 has been a hard one to make, but I am feeling strength and renewed energy at the thought. This means getting out into my studio, putting my overalls on and switching my music on to its highest decibel and getting my hands dirty with oils and medium. I will have five months to paint 15 pieces, but it will be the best stress anyone could ever be under.