Ahhhh the new year. It always starts off so fresh, new and exciting. So many lists! So many goals! I was really kicking it at the beginning of the month. I'd booked my standing art shows and included a new spring one. I figured out my theme for my July show and took lots of photos to support the mood I wanted to paint. My original little inks got an extension to sell at Polish House & Home in Colborne, Ontario.
Day after day of snow, cold, wind. The coldest stretch of winter ever? I think it was. That really depressed me. Too cold to walk the dog. Too grey. Too blah. My mood and creative spark went blah too.
I'm still a little blah but the to-do list never gets shorter. So, in the interest of staying accountable, I'm stating my intentions.
It's February next week so I will be posting my Newsletter (you're signed up, right?). I'm writing another two blogs (one on the Little Library update, one on my February project). I'll still be working on originals for my spring and summer shows. I'll be doing a #30in30 (30 paintings in 30 days) in a new medium. Yikes, did I just put that out there.? I'll tell you all my thoughts later in the blog (so. many. fears.)
I haven't been totally idle though. I've been doing some colour studies on paper before I begin my new canvas. Here's a little taste for you (excuse the bad focus, I was too impatient when I took them) :)
All that colour cheers me up! I hope it brightens your day too.
I will keep you updated on my latest work and perhaps some insight into my creative process.
Jennifer Trefiak, Trefiak Art, Copyright 2018