Weekly letter #38
I just found you on Skillshare and ADORE your teaching style! Thank you for sharing YOU and your creative side with the world.
P.S. *however* my Stardew Valley potato crops are looking mighty fine 😂😂
Hey Louise :) First of all wanted to say congratulations for your wedding! In my language we say "casa de piatra" meaning a wish for a solid and long lasting marriage. As a hopeless romantic, I always love hearing about people's love stories *all day long* haha 😅
This spring I also started growing more plants and organizing a tiny area with flowers, blankets, candles and string lights on my balcony/outdoor area so I can have an escape area to read, sketch, watch movies and snack outside. Of course that I also was hit in the face with the reality of pests bugs, fertilizers, soil etc. as two pots with roses and sunflowers got decimated by mites 😭 I was so heartbroken! 💔 But just like with anything else, it's a learning curve and I will probably make more mistakes before getting the hang of it... *fingers crossed*
I love your advice on practice and getting more focused. Also thanks to you I discovered Cal Newport and I've found some really useful advice on his videos. My direction & focus have improved so much in the last 6 months!
I'm more guided by inspiration and "when I feel like it/have time" in terms of art (instead of a rigid schedule), but still... I think it's important to at least be in the mindset of it daily. Everything around us has art and musicality hidden inside of it. It could be the draping of a cloth off a chair, a sunset, a particularly interesting plant, a side street, a building hit by the right angle of light... etc. Even though I dislike to paint too realistically or figuratively, I do see potential for art (or music) in everything.
Anyway... enough of my novel lol 😅 Wish you tons of inspiration and many peaceful walks 🖤
Congratulations on your wedding! I hope that you had a marvellous day.
This article is such a good reminder to be more mindful of what really matters to oneself in one's art practice. The prompts were very good and I will use them for myself!