Grey, windy, rainy February days open and close… the week went by without highlights and I seem to have lost my mojo, nothing good came out of my hands. Nature as well as I are waiting for the sun to return and days like the one on the photo…
Photo made by my friend Lena Schreijenberg
|de zon in mijn rug
ver achter de lage dijk
breken de golven
|the sun at my back
the sound of breaking waves, far
behind the low dike
I submit this haiku to Recuerda Mi Corazon where our lovely hostess Rebecca brings us all together to share a haiku on Friday: Haiku my Heart.
So… my mojo is gone but I’ve experienced days like this before. I am familiar with times when nothing seems to work, when I feel detached from my art and myself and am a little lost. I know it is no big deal and the flow will return, one just cannot force it. I have some tricks up my sleeve to get through these times and one of them is to take a colouring book and just ‘colour’ without thinking too much. Another thing I do is make ATCs, ‘just’ glue some pieces of paper and add a bit of paint’ on a small card. It doesn’t have to be pretty and if I don’t like it I can throw it away, but it is important to create ‘something’ to keep in touch with my creative side. Here’s what came out of my hands yesterday.
When I uploaded the above photo to my computer, I noticed I had some more photos/ATC’s waiting in line. I created these last year but never showed them on my blog…
… and now I’m off to put on the music in my atelier and splash some paint on paper. I don’t know what comes out of that but I figured that adding color, any color, to the day will do me good. I wish you all a colorful day.