Is the date really May? I may not have been posting, but have been busy painting. I've also been involved with several other projects and a hectic work life that sometimes gets the best of me.
(I even missed a WVWS deadline) It is very easy to get overwhelmed by negative thoughts when you don't take the time to purposefully create a positive mindset. I used the "anchoring" tool this past week to help me "snap out of it"---
We have a lot of remodeling going on where I work, and "Wet Paint" signs were posted all over near my office. I arrived at work in a "Cloudy" mood, but when I saw the "wet Paint" signs I instantly thought of the flow of watercolor paint on wet paper, a very relaxing exercise for me.
I "stole" one of the signs and put it on the door to my office, where I would see it as I was coming and going during the day. Each time I brought up that mental image, I could feel the tension easing. Absolutely nothing had changed but my mindset, but it was enough to get me through some tough situations.
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.