|Priming canvas at Cat's Decatur Studio|
|Cat's home studio|
|Prepping watercolor paper for abstract studies|
Here's my "top 10 studio to-do's" that I've been working on:
- Clean the studio: yes, that actually means dusting, vacuuming, and putting supplies neatly on the shelf. When my surroundings are a mess, creativity does not flow! It's bad chi.
- Clean the office: throw away what isn't needed, file the important stuff. Repeat.
- Take stock of current inventory.
- Take stock of current art supplies (paint, canvas, wood supports, brush cleaner, etc), and purchase what's needed to create some fresh new work.
- Prep supports for new paintings: sand, prime, sand, begin underpaintings. (In art, an underpainting is an initial layer of paint applied to a ground, which serves as a base for subsequent layers of paint.)
- Be curious. There's always something new to learn. I love to read and am inspired by many writers of books and blogs. Here's a few:
B) TED talks
D) The Art of Happiness, by his Holiness the Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, MD
- Garden. Hike. Swim. Play. Daydream. Yoga. Daydream. Yoga.
- Tons of ideas follow # 7.
- Start painting new works.
- Journal gratitude.