Monday, May 25, 2009

It's True Love

With the latest addition to our family it was a little bit hard (ie. impossible) to use my watercolours. Especially while nursing.
To get around this problem of 'not being able to create' I thought about changing mediums.
For Mothers Day, in fact, boy got me some really expensive coloured pencils and a new sketchbook.
Unfortunately, as I wrote elsewhere, giving up watercolours for a new medium is like giving up true love for a tawdry affair.
I just can't see it ending well.
So for the past month I've put it off. And off. And off.
Procrastination is not a friend to the arts.
Today I've decided, with all certainty, to get back into the studio.
And with that decision I've also chosen to stick with watercolours.
It will be hard to work around them and a baby (it's the drying time, you see, amongst other things) but I'm willing to give it a go before giving up this medium completely.
At the very worst I will switch to WC paper, instead of painting on wood, which dries much faster.

Wish me luck.


Lisa said...

Don't give up the WC's, please??

Kay said...

I switched to acrylics when you were little... try using them as watercolours. Not a bad second choice.