Covid or no Covid…

There just seems to not be enough time during the day…ย 
Have you noticed how time just flies by and if you don’t make a conscious effort to create art, it just goes to the bottom of your to do list?

Honestly, not creating art makes me sad but sometimes I have so much going on, I feel like my mojo isn’t quite there…
When that happens, I still try to do SOMETHING. Because ‘something’ is better than ‘nothing’. Profound huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some of my little ways to keep art alive when I’m not feeling it!
And by I’ll be sharing some of my top secrets projects with you soon, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Take the pressure off

I take the pressure off myself and just let things flow by doing mindless scribbles, patterns, drips and shapes in watercolour, like these:

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2. Get outside (ish)

I set up a little art studio on my table outside so I can enjoy the sunshine and just ‘be’ with my art supplies…
(Click the photo below to see a quick video of my messy set up )

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3. Reorganise!

I don’t force myself to create if my mojo isn’t quite there. Instead, I embrace my OCD and reorganise my supplies:
(Click the photo below to see a quick video of my messy set up )

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4. Try something new!

I try new products and do classes from other teachers…
On the left, I tried the Art By Marlene Watercolour Brighter than Bright (NEON) and was pleasantly surprised as they really are fluorescent!!
On the right, I followed a class from Jenny Mano, part of the Life Book Taster sessions.
It was right up my alley so I can’t say it was a new style for me but it was fun to get my Neocolor II crayons out and focus on them as the main art supply for this tutorial instead of using a hundred different things ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I hope sharing what I do has given you some ideas on how to just taking the pressure and allowing yourself to just play, experiment and…
If you are not in the mood to create, I find that simply SITTING with your supplies around you is enough to soothe your soul ๐Ÿ™‚

I always love to hear from you so please leave me a comment below to say hi, and if you have a small way to help keeping art alive in your life, please share it below too ๐Ÿ™‚

With Love and Sunshine,

xx Mimi Bondi