Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snow days and guilt- WOYWW #21

Dear Friends,
Hello!  For the past two days we have had snow days in our state.  I'm pretty sure I'm back to work tomorrow, but it has been pretty nice.  What wasn't nice was what came to visit this afternoon- a whole big whopping load of guilt.  I felt suddenly horribly guilty because I hadn't spent the last two days in my studio painting.  The truth of the matter is I have been forcing myself into the studio lately.  It has felt more drudgery than joy,  I don't know if this is the winter blues or just a rough patch in my painting life, but I was very frustrated with myself.   I guess my question is- does this happen to you?  And if so, what do you do to shake yourself out?  It really was a very nice two days, with lots of reading and resting.  I just feel I wasted time I could have spent painting.   Either way, this is what I've been working on when I do get in here.  I also have a picture of my in-laws dog next to the photograph that I worked from.  Hope you are all staying safe and warm this Wednesday!


  1. Don't feel bad. I been there and done that. Most of the time when it happens to me, it's because I'm pushing myself to get things done. Putting too much stress on myself, so I just rest and it passes. #12

  2. You don't need to feel guilty - when it all happens that I don't want to get crafty, then I play silly games on the computer, put my feet up, read a couple of good books - and I'm soon itching to get back in there!
    Have a special week.
    Margaret #65