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Yep, I get those days

Sometimes it happens, those days where I can’t paint. Can’t bring myself to start.  It’s more than blank paper fright or writer’s block.  Some days it doesn’t flow.  So what do I do?  How do I bring myself back to creating?

I ignore it, but I’ll tidy my desk, sharpen my pencils, maybe clean my paint plates if I can bear to.  Look through my reference work, put off starting.  Even hanging out the washing seems more interesting.

But I’ll leave some paper out with some test colour marks, maybe a draft buckle or part of a shoe, maybe an eye.  A brush tantalisingly near, a water jar full, a gorgeous purple just waiting to be looked at and loved.

Then suddenly I’ve picked up that brush and it all starts again.  Magic.

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