I've lost a great deal of the simple things in life that made up my daily routine. Very few people realize just how comforting such routines are in the life of someone who appears so outwardly crazed. But really, that phone call, that text, that late night hug all added a sense of grounding to my crazy existence. Those routines require another person, a person I don't have access to. At first this realization was upsetting, but as time passes and the distance grows, I realize once again that I am in control of my own comfort and I can create new routines that comfort and ground my life.
Today's painting is what I hope is the start of a new routine. I find peace and comfort when I paint, it's the closest I come to having a quiet mind.
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
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