Daily Painting

2016 passed with a whole lot of ruckus and a very little substance.

*  I received this book from Blogging for Books for review
I had big dreams that it was going to be the year that I was going to be more creative.  I jumped from a job in finance to one in stationery.  And then, I've been coasting on neutral since.  At least now I'm in the creative field.

I don't have enough confidence to be a writer yet so I've been reading a lot of books instead.  And for a couple months, I've been having the urge to try art again.  So, I read this book called Daily Painting.

Since I haven't found my own style yet, I was hoping to glean some creative inspiration to find my own signature.  Unfortunately, the medium this author works in was primarily oil.  And there were a lot of still lifes as examples, which is not really my cup of tea.  But her advice about getting out of creative ruts and just the effect of daily painting in her life was insightful, and it could apply to other creative fields like writing or whathaveyou.  So, the book hasn't pushed me enough to start painting daily but it is a good book to have on the bookshelf as a persistent reminder of how it is to be an artist.  I think once I buy myself a desk, I'll start painting.  Perhaps not daily but weekly.  At least, I hope.