In the spring of the year, I find my attention divided among many creative pursuits.
The warm weather that makes me want to paint outdoors also tempts me to work in my garden, paint in the studio with the windows open, sew a spring dress, and cook spring vegetables. This year, taking Clemson’s Master Gardener course even further distracts me. On a day when I could be painting, I’m studying weed identification.
I decided it was OK that my interests overlap and started drawing weeds. I find that by carefully observing and drawing the weeds, I’m more likely to remember the identifying characteristics. Also, any drawing from life that I do improves my drawing skills in general.
Do you find yourself wanting to try many different things in the spring? How do you combine several of your interests into a project?