I try to create a little something everyday. Capturing a moment with my camera, dabbling with a new font, working on a project life spread - it doesn't matter how big or small.
During my girls' nap time, I can usually squeeze in a few uninterrupted minutes. And last week, I grabbed some acrylic paint, tuned to the Adele station on Pandora, and got to work.
I love a blank slate.
This is a 6x6 canvas, already primed - but I still love to start with a layer of gesso. I love the feeling of starting fresh and new.
I pick a few a colors that I am drawn to. I find that if I have too many, I become overwhelmed.
And then I just let my imagination take over. No right or wrong, nothing fancy. Just me - playing and experimenting and trying different things. An instant stress relief, always.
I grabbed another canvas - still playing with more colors.
And a little playing with pattern making.
And that's all it takes.
Twenty minutes later, with three small canvases in same color family, I am one happy mama.