Having read Rachel's post asking how mothers in particular make time for their art work I started thinking about how I usually manage to find time to do my art work. I've kind of let it slip a bit with the kids and day to day grind of work. It has been a bit too easy to find my creative time filled with other things and a little crochet to keep the creative urges suppressed.
So after reading that particular post I made a date with myself and went down to the local Art Centre and booked into a course "Illustrating with Gouache" It starts next weekend but magically after having consciously made time for it and paying for my art time, I've got my paints out and have almost finished "The Cat and the Crow- Wishing." (There are a couple more of these little illustrations to come I think.) I started this back in February!
PS: Chicky Babe thinks this reminds her of an Aesop's Fable, she's kind of right it is one of my life lessons! The good thing is as I paint it is seems less significant- No not less significant but a little less painful maybe.