Well... it's officially the end of the summer for me and I cannot even believe it. I'm finishing up my time working at the camp (where I have been working the whole summer - woooo!) and I'm also VERY busy with etsy orders and trying to get ready for school to start. And that's been my whole summer vacation really. I've worked pretty much the whole summer away - it's no wonder that time flew by so fast for me.
I have only a couple of days in between when camp (and my summer break) ends and when school starts. In the little bit of time I have between things, I'm going to be trying to work just a little bit less and have a little bit more fun and my idea of fun is one things and one thing only: PAINTING.
I love painting more than any and every thing in the world. (Have you ever painted before? Do you personally know how amazing painting is? It's just the greatest!) I don't know why I enjoy painting so much but I really really do and I like painting in just about any medium I can get my hands on though I prefer when I can paint in color if possible.
I don't really have a favorite thing that I like to paint more than other things because painting for me is just always something that offers me some time to creatively stretch myself and that always feels good and welcome. It's kind of like when you stretch in the morning or after a long day or something - stretching feels GOOD and it's hard to explain why. I always feel more relaxed after I have had some some to paint and I always feel refreshed and just plain better all around.
Lately I've been able to paint some fun things - like a custom jacket and also a few pairs of galaxy converse type shoes. Last evening and this morning though I got to paint something that is REALLY special though but I can't tell you about it. (Yet - which means I will be able to soon enough. *wink*) And this special something that I was able to paint? Well, it gave me a very much needed creative stretch (that I have not had in quite a while) and it reminded me of the great need that I definitely do have and need to pay attention to more often than I have. I usually paint late in the evening at the very end of my very busy days but today I tried something different and I painted first thing in the morning - so early that even the sun wasn't up yet! It was quite something else to be doing something that I love so very much and have that be the start of what is definitely (like all of the others) a long and busy day for me.
Anyway, I just thought I would share this with you all and I hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of a peek at some of what I'm working on and a little bit of HOW I like to work. If you enjoyed seeing this, I'm glad to maybe share some more of my art journal with you. And I'd also LOVE to hear how and what YOU do that you love more than anything else (like what painting is for me).