I've been struggling to get myself motivated to spend time in my studio, for a while now, I find it so easy to let life derail my good art intentions. But now the holidays are over, things are settling down so I have no excuses, yet I was still struggling. So I decided to commit to myself that I would spend a minimum of time, by a certain time, in my studio in the evenings after work. From approx. 6:30 til at least 8 I plan to be in my studio - whether or not I'm actually creating art, but I will be in there. And so far so good - I've created some, and spent some time just catching up on videos from my long-neglected Gillian Lee Smith online class, but at least I've been in there. And I'm feeling better.
This was an exercise from my class, in acrylics, working on tones, without worrying about actual color. So we took a photo and exaggerated the contrast and worked from that. I enjoyed it, and am okay with how it turned out, so that's given me some confidence to want to keep going. I feel like confidence is a muscle I need to keep exercising, because I seem to lose it so easily. I imagine I'm not alone in that.