Summertime is when I work the most, therefore it gets very tricky to find the time and energy to paint. It happens quite often I manage to paint just a few hours here and there on a painting only to give up after a few weeks because the vision is gone and I lost the connection with what I had in mind. This year, though, I’ve changed my approach. I’ve been working on some very small projects which take only a few hours to complete, so there is less frustration. I’m in the process of creating libraries of elements which I can incorporate in a composition. I’m planning to make several libraries, for plants, creatures, and so many other topics I particularly enjoy painting. No pressure, no stress, only playful creativity. I’m enjoying this immensely. This is an example of a quick composition with what I already have:
Only a few days before the end of the Midnight Sun, it has gone so fast this year.
Unfortunately, I’ve lost a precious sweater, it fell from my bag, and when I retraced my steps 15 minuts later, it had already been found by someone and taken (read: stolen). It was hand-dyed, hand-spun and hand-woven. So now, to find comfort, I’ve started making a new one. There’s going to be lots of treasures in it, mohair and silk and all sorts of very soft wool. I will try my best to make it perfect colourwise. I’m planning long dyeing sessions.