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Under Pressure

I’ve discovered recently that the pressure to perform and produce something really does spur me on creatively.  Which lends me even more to the idea that I need to be either, looking out for more exhibits to place work in, or enrol in some more classes.

I have in the past only waited for inspiration to hit me… and if I’m painting or drawing something that starts to escape me, I’ve given up on it.  Sometimes sure that seems to work, you come back after a break and feel revitalised.  But I’ve noticed that once I’m under pressure. with deadlines,  I push past  the points where I feel it’s all coming apart to see it all come together again.

I’ve made excuses in the past also for painting at night, feeling like I can’t get a grasp of the colours that well… but it seems the more you do this, the better you get at achieving better results and of course become clearly more adept at the process as well.

I would really love to do an Arts degree or Tafe course or something here in Perth, but I haven’t a clue where to start looking.   I mean I do, but it’s freak’n confusing!

At any rate, I’m going to be joining a local art group, that meets to paint twice a month… so that should be interesting… and I’ll see how that helps me also.

Meanwhile the painting of the little dog Kiera is turning out wonderfully, and I shall post some photo’s very soon!

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