It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I kicked the "monkey"




I hope you have read Danny Gregory's blog on the "monkey".
You MUST read it!  

A couple of weeks ago the blahs hit.  Even my doodles looked crummy.
Always wanting to keep my creative juices going, I went back to my knitting and 
left my art table alone.   I thought about what I had read in Danny's column but just couldn't shake that "monkey".  Two scarves and a pair of socks later, today I sat down to see
if I could at least add to a page I started weeks ago.

Not done yet but definitely not as crummy as some of the stuff I have done lately.
So I pulled out an old canvas with three layers on it.
And here is number four.


Danny, thank you so much!  I think I am feeling better now

11 comments:

  1. thanks so much for sharing that link! It's something all of us need to hear from time to time ... I'm glad you're getting out of your slump. I especially love that last painting!

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  2. Beautiful blue and yellow piece, love this.

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  3. love your paintings-and thanks for sharing the link that helped you through.

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  4. These are both wonderful! We all need a break sometime! Maybe the monkey was actually good luck. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

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  5. Wonderful painting and very insightful link. Thank you for sharing:) HPPF

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  6. The monkey has visited me as well at times - I did read some of Danny's posts and found them very enlightening. I am with you - sometimes you need to back off and then come back with a fresh spirit. Lovely paintings - glad you have beaten the monkey back a bit.

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  7. I will have to read the article. If the monkey is the stealer of your creative juice then I definitely have experienced that. Sometimes for me it's just a wake up to fill the well with other things just like you did knitting. Thanks for the lovely work and the link. I will check it out. xox

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  8. Oh this is beautiful, the yellow is so fresh and sunflowers is one of my favourite flowers! Glad you beat the monkey! Have a great week

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  9. Beautiful! I have to check that blog, thanks for sharing! <3

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  10. Wonderful, my favorite is The first one.
    The combinations of yellow and blus turquoise is amazing.
    Hugs
    Erika

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