Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Right here recently I have been in a bit of a innovative funk and I’ve not felt enthusiastic or interested in pursuing my regular imaginative outlets. I love to sew funky clothes to wear and have an limitless amount of jobs in many levels in my sewing space but each time I go in there, I just glance all over and experience…fatigued. Is it that time of the yr? Despite the fact that, if I’m remaining truthful, this sensation of disinterest has been likely on for a while (gee, I ponder why) and it truly is starting up to impact my training as properly. Yep, I just explained that out loud. 

I know it truly is not a excellent position to be so I am striving to do anything about it. I uncovered a extended time ago that beating myself up and shaming myself about points just does not perform. It only tends to make me sense even worse. So in its place of experience poorly about not stitching, I determined to dry something fully distinctive: painting. 

I received out an previous round body discovered at the thrift retail outlet from my stash as well as some blank playing cards. I painted a dotted and flowery design on the body just for exciting…but then I experienced a whole lot of paint left around on my palette. So I kinda went nuts and commenced portray and printing on the playing cards. I got seriously excited about all of the colours and textures I developed. Then I set up a minimal still lifetime and drew and painted it on 1 of the playing cards. 

I believed I might just start out producing a single painting an evening just before bed. I’ve been trying to keep them rapid so I get pleasure from the approach but…some of them I’ve slowed down and taken my time on. 

I have been sharing the approach on both equally TikTok and Instagram but acquired some requests for a for a longer period video of the course of action. I also experienced a person mention wanting to share a video clip with her substantial college college students. So I hope the a single I created aids. For me, the key has been just having fun with the approach, maintaining the paintings modest so I can do them in a single sitting, working with shades I like and building a basic still lifetime. 

https://www.youtube.com/look at?v=-GYPhzC9VGQ


I have a large amount of random issues from the thrift shop that have been entertaining to paint. 

I’m not gonna say I sense so a lot greater now or that I’m cured of my funk…I am not. But at the very least I can say that I did at the very least one point I am very pleased of at the conclusion of the working day. Getting the time to develop is something we artistic sorts have to do. Sharing my speedy films appears to have gotten some other folks making as well and that can make me so satisfied. 


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