A few months ago I realised I wasn’t getting to paint at all. For me this is like not watering a plant. The plant doesn’t get replenished and starts to wither and eventually dies. I’m not dramatic (I hear my husband laugh) and will not die but the need for me to paint is very strong and I think if people cant find an outlet for their creativity it does harm them in some way. Anyway, my daughter suggested night times, which I’ve avoided due to lighting issues. Plus my body energy batteries always are at optimum in the mornings

So I’ve come up with a new plan. It’s called pyjama painting. This means getting up at 6.30 or 7am, walking into my studio in my pyjamas and start painting. I avoid looking in the kitchen or at my list of to do’s and just start painting. My cat comes in and tries to sit on my lap, which is always a tussle.

Over the last few weeks I’ve been able to get in an hour of solid painting every morning, before having to think about getting my husband breakfast (we have omelette everyday now). Once again the old adage “were there is a will there is a way” is proven true.

Even if you have to lock yourself in your art room or put a sign on your door, make it work. I know I’m saner and easier to live with when I’ve expressed myself on the canvas. My mind constantly bustles with new ideas. With approximately 12 art projects on the go at present, I’ve also started writing poetry again, which I can do at night.

Anyway, to all you creators out there:  Stop it with the excuses and find a way to create even if it’s for just 10 minutes a day. It’s a bit like connecting with your creator and the earth – you will find yourself replenished and more whole.

God Bless love
from Sue