I love painting, I love sketching and I love spending time in my art shed. As soon as hubby heads off for golf with his buddy's, I have whipped open the door of the studio before he has even reached the end of the driveway. There is something about having no one around, no distractions, no noise, nothing for me to even think about.
I open my sketchbook and lose myself in the pages. sometimes I decide to use watercolour, other times acrylics or there are times I delve into the art supplies and enjoy the freedom of mixed media. There is no rhyme or reason to what medium I choose. Sometimes, I flit between sketchbooks, Just the other day, I went from sketchbook watercolour (the photo is the end result of my sketch book watercolour) to a canvas using bold vibrant colours with impasto medium. As one part dried I worked on the other.
Can you believe three hours had passed by without me even knowing it. There is something said about immersing yourself in art. For me I go to a place where worries, sadness, hurt, frustration and negative thoughts don't live. This is a place that is void of negativity and a place where time stands still. This is a place that time forgot and peace exudes.
Does art give you a happy place? Does art give you a sense of peace that can reinvigorate you and send you back into the world refreshed and positive?
Leave your comments below and let me know what art does for you and if you can relate,
Lee Cummins is a mixed media artist, workshop and art class facilitator.