Monday, June 13, 2011

Playing in my Studio...

For the first time in weeks, I painted in my studio today. I realized that this was the first prolonged break from painting where I didn't worry I would not remember how to make art.
I am learning that these breaks are necessary to keep the creativity flowing in all aspects of my life. It's becoming like breathing in and out for me, all part of one breath - absorbing the beauty around me for a while and then expressing it in my life with renewed energy.
Our recent camping trip certainly allowed me to absorb all the creativity around me to the fullest. To me there is nothing more creative than Mother Nature!

And now I foresee several fun weeks of painting, drawing, cooking, knitting, crocheting and whatever else I feel inspired to do before needing time to be still and absorb again.

Breathing in ... breathing out ... 


  1. Welcome back Silke! Thats good to hear as you know I have the same fear!! :) Love the sneak peak you have showed of this painting! :)

  2. Glad you are back, I've missed you. Happy creating.

  3. Kann ich total gut verstehen, etwas anderes sehen, riechen, schmecken finde ich auch absolut inspierend, Bin gespannt, was Du uns in den nächsten Wochen zeigen wirst:-)

  4. Welcome back to the studio. :) I'm looking forward to seeing your post break creations. :)

  5. Yay..Beautiful post..beautiful art and photos..well said..I agree! Enjoy your playtime! Shine On

  6. Hello, hello, hello! Oh, you have been out and about, playing! And now you are back in the studio, ready to play some more. Fantastic! Yippeeeeee!

  7. Peaking in to say hi. Glad you had a good trip and now you have time to paint. Happy week. xoxo

  8. Je suis heureuse que vous trouviez du plaisir à créer... Il est effectivement important de prendre du temps pour autre chose parfois...
    Je vous fais de gros bisous.

  9. Silke-
    Getting away can be so good- you come back refreshed and with new ideas. You are so right- keep creating until your mojo is gone- that's how you know you are ready for vacation again.

    I'll be expecting some great new paintings- your recent vacation looked fabulous- I just know you are ready to create now! Welcome home--

  10. We all need a break sometimes, even from things we love. It's good for the soul. I'm glad to see you've overcome some of your fears - that is half the battle right there!