Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Envy Myself


Envy
Originally uploaded by mlee.etsy.com
Sometimes I find myself envying the old me. The me that had all the time, energy and desire to print new art for hours multiple times a week. Now everything is such a struggle it seems.

But I am working on it and more importantly I am working again. Shutting myself in my studio during naptime with nothing but an iPod, a block of wood and my carving tools. My paper is still ready to go once I get these ideas that have been in my head out onto blocks.

On top of all that I have new supplies and a instructional DVD on monotype printmaking using the inks I splurged on last year but barely used. I was getting set to play with them again when I stopped and admitted to myself that I did not know how to use these inks properly. Thankfully I don't have to take the expensive class they offer an hour away a couple times a day because I found a DVD online for $35.

Things will never be like they used to be, they will be better.

Have a great Wednesday!

7 comments:

Hey Harriet said...

Right now I am finding everything a struggle as well. I like what you say about things will never be the same as they used to be, they will be better. I think I'll repeat that to myslef over & over...

Hope the DVD is good & that you have some fun with your new inks :)

nichole said...

I absolutely know that struggle. I have two young boys, and have no time or energy left. I look back and realize how good I had it pre-kids when I thought I was "bored."

Art By MAR said...

I remember those days as well. Now mine are older so I have more time especially when they are in school. But enjoy this time because it goes so fast.

SleightGirl said...

Wow! Your stuff is beautiful!

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

Things change with time but I've found that sometimes that's good. I like the evolution of it all.

Your work is wonderful.

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

I very much enjoy this time, but I hate being so tired during my free time.

P.Rashid said...

Coffee for me is my miracle-go juice. It helps me keep from sleeping all my free time away.

Stay strong and grab those moments.

It's ALL important-loving and caring for your your kids And Your Art.

Take care,

Princess, Mother of two small kids