February 27, 2010

I’m Back in the Groove

I set some art goals for the New Year and what happens? I stop creating art regularly. Why? Well, a myriad of reasons, one of which is that my mother passed away last month (not unexpectedly) and I’ve been depressed over it. I’ve wanted to work on some art project but haven’t been able to really motivate myself.  My studio has remained dark and lonely.  It hasn’t helped that it’s been raining almost daily for weeks. 

I finally forced myself out there today and finished two pages. The first is a quickie to get me drawing faces again:



The second was inspired by a John Mayer song titled “Who Say’s I Can’t?”



What do you do to get out of an art funk?


  1. I am so sorry about your mom . I lost my father when he was 41 so I understand your pain. I also know what it's like to feel depressed. you are an artist , so the funk is not going to be forever. Be kind to yourself and use your art to heal yourself.
    Big HUG!!

  2. So sorry to hear about your mum. Jackie is right, art can heal - things will look a little brighter.

  3. I am so sorry about your mom Linda.
    I'm sure it takes a long time to heal, and meanwhile, art is a beautiful way of getting some of your feelings out. You are off to a great start with your latest work. I love what you wrote in your second page, very inspiring.
    I've gone through plenty of art funks, just finished one...not much you can do, just ride it through. You are an artist, you will always bounce back.



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