totally addicted

Alrighty, this one’s gonna be a quickie. Here are more paintings from my Painting Marathon extravaganza. I would have never imagined that I would have time to paint as many paintings as I have in the last couple of weeks.

In the past, I always came up with excuses to start (or finish, for that matter) art projects.

I’m too busy. I’m too tired. I don’t feel like setting everything up. Then I have to clean up my mess afterwards. I don’t have enough paint. I can’t afford to buy any canvases…blah, blah, blah.

That, my friends, would be my left-brain chatter. My logical mind, which is fear-based. Well, I bid adieu to excuses that keep me from picking up my paint brush. I feel SO refreshed and happy and inspired and relaxed and in the moment when I am painting…why would I want to deny myself that creative bliss?

How did I make it easy for myself?

I set up a specially designated spot for my painting marathon — in the front room, where there are ginormous pane windows. The ambient lighting from the sun greets me with warmth in the morning and a sense of peace in the afternoon.

I basically have my supplies waiting for me, and make it a point to dabble in some paint first thing in the morning, as a creative exercise, with my breakfast. And then, after a long day of work, I use it as a way to wind down before the sun sets.

It’s been a perfect match in heaven.

If you haven’t yet seen them or know about the painting marathon, feel free to check out the first batch of paintings here: “Have you ever tried painting, marathon style?”

WHAT’S ONE CREATIVE ACTIVITY YOU WISH YOU HAD TIME FOR? DO YOU THINK YOU Β CAN SQUEEZE IN 30 MINUTES A DAY TO NOURISH YOUR CREATIVE MIND?

Peace out, lovelies! xo

creatively fit coaching. painting marathon mile 4 by desiree east

appreciating the small things in life…a GIANT cup of Java:)

creatively fit coaching. painting marathon mile 18 by desiree east

Design Principle: UNITY through shapes and colors. Finding the common thread that makes you thrive can help you create unity in your life, by bringing those things together as a whole.

creatively fit coaching. painting marathon miles 19 by desiree east

Torn paper abstract. I tore out designs from leftover scrapbook paper. Design Principle: BALANCE (asymmetrical). Balancing one big thing with lots of little things. Balancing warmth with cool colors. In life, balancing work with play :)