Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Working With Stress Or Not

Well, in all my classes I read a page from Eric Maisels great book Fearless Creating . In the book he has a wonderful list of what working means. I read it to each and every class I teach because I think it's so great. One of the things it list is "Working means surviving disturbances". I must admit that the past few days I have not managed to do this. There are times when it's just not possible to put worry and stress aside and put your mind into work. I do trust that the pull of the smell of oil paint and the seductive colors of the pastels will pull me back to the comfort of my studio. It's ok, I will get there. I don't usually post too much that is personal, as I think it's a kinda downer, but I think that being human, living in a human body is part of who we are as artists.
So think good thoughts for me over the next few days and I'll update you when I'm back in the studio, adversity or celebration!

4 comments:

loriann said...

Hang in there. I am sending you positive energy and thoughts.

Jala Pfaff said...

Wishing you the best!

Coizie said...

Marla, I always appreciate your honesty about what it is to be an artist. And I know you'll do fine!

Nancy Laliberte said...

Hang in there Marla! Thinking of you in Wisconsin :-)