It's back to work, quick like a bunny. I keep thinking, "I ought to just paint a bunch of good ones, and then have them ready for when these calls for entry come up or invitations are offered, and then I'd have these new pieces that I like, that would be dried and ready to submit, no pressure." That would be so great. Yes, I should definitely do that. Except, how does anyone do that? It never happens! At least not for me...yet.
Maybe it's just part of the wiring up there in the artist brain. You just want to see the next painting happen, and that's what keeps you working. You don't want to send out last month's idea, you want the shiny new stuff.
So here comes a new opportunity and I'm down to the wire again! I think I'll get this last one done, and then the next four paintings in the next week. But these are great opportunities, so they need to be my best work. Does anyone else relate? I'd love to know. So there's pressure, but I'm so happy to have this type of pressure. Really thankful for the opportunities. I'm going to try to just do the next thing, as best as possible, and also remember to enjoy the work. Ok now, back to it.