So I decided a couple of years ago to quit making personal excuses and look at my situation differently. Instead of what I didn't have at the moment, what did I have.
Reading about what other artist do always gives me inspiration. I jumped right in there by making little portable studio kits. I have them stashed everywhere. In my car, purse, and even hanging by the back door.
These little mini studio kits are as simple as a pencil, pen and a sketchbook to more complicated with binoculars, watercolor kits, colored pencils, rulers, sunscreen, you name it. Anything I think I can comfortably take with me in a moments notice and satisfy my artistic needs. Even when I only have 5 minutes or so of free time.
Last weekend my husband and I needed to make a visit to see his mother. Perfect for me to take advantage of a sketching session. Walked right in my mother-in-laws back yard and spotted Magnolia seed pods. They were really funky looking and had interesting characteristics.
|Found Magnolia seed pod|