My response to being in a blah mood is usually to make pretty things that express the opposite mood.
The good thing about working with kids is that it reminds me to keep making time for the artsy, silly stuff. They’re not worried about their lives a year from now, if anything they are hyper focused on the present which has its own pros and cons.
As a grad student I have good days and days where I don’t feel great or certain of anything. But acknowledging that I will have both kinds of days can be helpful.
The great thing about abstract art is that there are no rules. It’s just shapes, colors, lines, and feelings. It can be therapeutic to create something when you don’t know what the end result will be. It can also be a healthy way to explore your emotions while keeping the process personal to you. It can be a good visual reminder that you don’t always need a plan. You just need to work with what you have, building on the foundation you already laid, while taking one step and then another. Your art, like your life, doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s, and it doesn’t need to make sense to everyone. It just needs to make sense to you, being authentic to who you are.
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Sunday ❤
An illustration from a book of short stories I’m working on 🙂 💗
My book Young Heart: Love Poems and Illustrations is the perfect book for V Day! Check it out here.