May 21, 2024

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Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Cassie Stephens: Taking my Creative Vitamins

Listed here currently I’ve been in a little bit of a imaginative funk and I have not felt excited or intrigued in pursuing my usual resourceful outlets. I love to sew funky outfits to dress in and have an unlimited sum of tasks in numerous phases in my sewing area but every single time I go in there, I just seem all-around and sense…fatigued. Is it that time of the year? While, if I am being trustworthy, this sensation of disinterest has been heading on for a whilst (gee, I ponder why) and it is really starting up to influence my training as perfectly. Yep, I just said that out loud. 

I know it can be not a fantastic area to be so I am seeking to do some thing about it. I realized a very long time ago that beating myself up and shaming myself about matters just does not work. It only makes me feel even worse. So in its place of experience poorly about not sewing, I resolved to dry something fully different: portray. 

I received out an outdated spherical body found at the thrift retailer from my stash as nicely as some blank playing cards. I painted a dotted and flowery structure on the frame just for enjoyable…but then I had a lot of paint remaining more than on my palette. So I kinda went nuts and started out painting and printing on the cards. I got truly excited about all of the hues and textures I created. Then I established up a very little nonetheless daily life and drew and painted it on just one of the playing cards. 

I imagined I’d just begin producing 1 portray an night just before bed. I have been trying to keep them speedy so I get pleasure from the process but…some of them I’ve slowed down and taken my time on. 

I have been sharing the approach on both TikTok and Instagram but acquired some requests for a lengthier online video of the approach. I also experienced an individual point out wanting to share a video with her higher school learners. So I hope the one I produced will help. For me, the crucial has been just making the most of the system, preserving the paintings little so I can do them in a person sitting, utilizing shades I like and generating a simple nevertheless lifetime. 

https://www.youtube.com/check out?v=-GYPhzC9VGQ


I have a ton of random issues from the thrift shop that have been pleasurable to paint. 

I’m not gonna say I sense so substantially far better now or that I am healed of my funk…I am not. But at the very least I can say that I did at the very least just one matter I’m very pleased of at the conclusion of the day. Taking the time to build is one thing we imaginative styles ought to do. Sharing my rapid films appears to be to have gotten some other folks building also and that will make me so happy. 


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