A little “Night Sky” practice for one of my current commisions. I couldn’t sleep and the kids are so congested, all I hear is sniffling and attempts to breathe during those sniffs coming our of their room. . Poor babies. Batman is still working, so why not I?! Lol! I’m in love with making night skies. That’s not weird, right? Happy creating, all.
What do you do when you can’t sleep?
Oh, commissions are currently open. I have three now, no biggies. I’m ready to take on even more.
❤️ Today’s Affirmation : The Force is with me Always ❤️
To me, the force is another way of saying something within you that you cling to all the time. Especially during tough times. The force could be thoughts of what keeps you going. Your reminder for why what do what you do. It could be thoughts of the dreams and goals you are currently striving for. The people in your life that you work hard for. Like Chi, the force is anything and everything positive in your life that pushes you to go just ‘one more day’.
So what is your driving force? What keeps you going further then you did the day before? I hope everyone is having a great week. ❤️
I know it’s Thursday (already Friday for some of you ☺️). Here’s a glance at my week so far,minus Thursday . Changing my routine a little, like my pork out at night, is an adjustment. I’m not sure why I decided to do it, but the change made it fresh for me again, I guess. Working out usually wakes me up, but I think it’s calming my mind down now. I still do my Night-owl thing, but falling asleep when I lay down hasn’t been as hard as usual. Change can be good, even one’s you didn’t plan. Especially those.
❤️ So, Today’s Affirmation : The changes I make will change my world in a good way.❤️
What other changes have I made this week… working with Batman’s overtime schedule , first time at “toddler time” tomorrow , oh, and I shared some #lineart I’m really proud of today. 🤓 THAT was cool.
Talk about getting over a “fear hump” or two. . . or three. 😡 such is life, and I’m damn proud of myself! I recorded another video of the “Lyme Warriors ” banner today too, but I’ll post it tomorrow . I put alot of energy into my work today. And I plan on doing it all over again tomorrow .
I know what you’re thinking, somethings’ off about this line art. Your thinking, “why a Mermaid? ” . I’m kidding, the butterfly in the jar? I don’t know. When I first drew It, it was just an empty jar. Then Batman asked, “why a Jar? “. You see the rabbit hole with a question like that, right? 🐰
When I did the initial sketch, it was 3am,and I was trying to make myself go to sleep. Well, somehow, a pencil and my sketch journal ‘fell’ into my lap while laying down. It was the strangest thing… 🙄
One thing I can tell you I believe , when you have inspired thought, you have to act on it, no matter what. I can’t remember where I’d heard that before, but it stuck with me. The urge to draw was strong and I still don’t know where the idea came from… L.
*Night Owl Chronicles : Warrior Banners and Art Station Sneak Peak * So, Batman’s working overtime all season since it’s available. Being that he gets off at 5am (on a good night), I’ve been trying to fit myself around his schedule a little more so that I can see him while he’s still awake. So, goodnight, all! I leave you with a glimpse of my Art station and those beautiful Lyme disease banners I’m working on. They are truely coming together.
I’m sharing it with the Christmas tree this year. ☺️ Last year I was banished to the dining room. It sucked. I’m sure those of you who have a studio of your own can relate to the pains of losing your creative space. Still, deep felt art is being able to do it anywhere,in my opinion. But still… I’d freakin sucked. So this year, Batman compromised.
He’s the best. He really is. Working this overtime, I know it must be a strain on him. He’ll never admit that – he IS Batman and all- but I know. He leaves at 4pm and clocks out at 5am everyday. He’s home by 5:30 and in bed by 7am….I wake up and start ‘adulting’ at 7am. 😒 Surely, you can see the dilemma here. He’s making a sacrifice , so I can give up my work-to-3am behavior for now. It’s the least I can do for being able to keep a piece of my Art space . 😆
Question: Where do you like to create your magic? Do you have a designated area or are you a super free spirit that lets the Gutt do the guiding?
😆 See you at sun up, World.
It’s really really coming together. Just check out those colors! Match made in silky fabric heaven. 😇❤️ How are my fellow night owls doing tonight? ❤️
It’s time for a bit of randomness to help sooth my tired soul. I wanna talk about CREATIVE FEAR for a sec. Creative Fear is that block we sometimes get right when we are about to sit down and start crafting. You know the one. 😏 The , I-know-I-need-to-sew-but-I-have-to-vacuum-first block. 🙄 Oh! Or the, if-I-don’t-throw-a-third-load-of-laundry-in-RIGHT-NOW-my-head-will-surely-explode block. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too. Almost everyday, I’m talking myself in and out of project I’m excited to work on. So, if I’m so excited , why do I keep avoiding it? Creative Fear that I’ll screw up. Yep, something so simple and non existent makes getting my day started that much harder. I know I can’t be alone in this.
Look, the first thing you have to do, as I did, is accept that fear is normal and even healthy. If you keep ignoring it, you’ll keep ignoring the creativity clawing it’s way out of your brain. You’ll slip up and miss a great opportunity to someone who took that scary first step. Once you acknowledge it, you can think of the worse case scenario. After you do and realize that the worst case scenario isn’t so bad, you’ll decide whether or not you use your fear as a crutch (creative block) or the necessary blocks to reach your creative goals?
I’m just saying. You are not alone and you will get through this creative fear block. Trust me. Because there are millions of these moments you will encounter for the rest of your life. Why not take one scary leap so that all the others you come across don’t seem so far to jump anymore. Happy night owning, fellow artisans. I hope this helped someone out there. ☺️ Do you have any all-the-time creative fear blocks?