Thursday, March 04, 2010

We interrupt regular programming...


to bring you a short break.

I've run out of steam, which is very common after a long stretch of producing art. Its important to pay attention to your mind and body when they tell you they need  its time to review and renew.  With a hectic schedule of work, commissions sitting on my table and proposals being finalized, my ideas are a bit fuzzy right now and words are not worth sharing with you.

My mind slides into non productive mode and my body needs a rest, so I'm taking a couple of days off blogging to rejuvenate, find some new inspiration and to complete some pieces that need attention.

Meanwhile this peacock will keep you company, painted on a hand made ink stained sketchbook in watercolour.
As artists, we must learn to be self nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them – to restock the trout pond, so to speak. (Julia Cameron)

12 comments:

Gordon Pritchard said...

Gorgeous!

Come back soon.

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh what a good idea Jeannette - have a good break. The peacock is a beautiful companion till you return.

Cathy Gatland said...

Sorry Jeanette - one n!

Jan said...

I totally understand. The peacock is a beautiful companion until you return!

A Brush with Color said...

Ooooh--that peacock is stunning. I came home from work a few years ago, for lunch, and there, on my deck, was a huge peacock, trailing his beautiful tail of feathers like a cape, for me to see. I was in awe--I hurried in to get my camera so I could snap a photo of it or no one would have believed me. By the time I came home, he was gone. You really captured the beautiful jewel-like colors here, Jeanette. Enjoy your time away. we'll miss you and look forward to your return!

Julie Broom said...

what a great idea to allow yourself to recharge, very wise. Look forward to seeing more on your blog once you feel revived :-)

black bear cabin said...

enjoy your break...may the creative juices overflow!

RHCarpenter said...

Well, the peacock is a lovely companion and will do nicely until you return. Take some time to rest, recuperate, rejuvenate...and don't forget to breathe....

Teresa Mallen said...

Beautiful peacock! As someone who just took the month of February for a 'residency' and time away from the computer/blogging - I can highly recommend taking a break. Enjoy!

Toni said...

We all need breaks. Enjoy and refresh yourself. Love the peacock.

Terry Banderas said...

This is very nice. Now, please rest!!!!!

pejnolan said...

Lovely lighting and color!
Wonderful.
Erin