"Old Friends" 12x12" Pastel on sanded paper ©Brenda Boylan
Recently, I was asked how often I get to paint while also having to raise a family. Well in all honesty, it's pretty hard to juggle. I compare it to juggling bowling balls, or spinning plates like a circus clown, and at times it really feels like I am. I fit my artistic time in like a neat little puzzle piece or a spoke in a wheel. It just has to be a part of my life, just like food or sleep. Although I sometimes feel deprived of sleep from staying up late or waking up early for those beautiful sunrises, the same goes for my art making. This week is one of those! Nearly two weeks have gone by and I'm finally getting my energy and time back. I have a clean studio and a new large panel on the easel, I've got a good two hour stretch ahead of me so I'm running into the studio right now! What keeps you from creating?