A Clean Slate

Whenever I am ready to start on new projects, I often get the urge to clean up my workspace and get organized. Do you know this feeling?
I have been making lots of plans for artwork that I'd like to complete this year, but I've been having trouble actually getting started.

Some of the interruptions have been pleasant - like our trips through Germany and to Cesky Krumlov - but during the past two weeks an odd summertime flu has barrelled its way through the family. Not fun.

Luckily, we are all feeling better now and yesterday I started cleaning up the aftermath in our apartment. I had the realization that to make new artwork, I would need to start with "a clean slate."

I even organized the art and craft books I've been collecting lately. The children will have 3 1/2 weeks of preschool holidays in August, and  I am gathering ideas for summer art projects to make together. I hope to share some of them with you here!

I have been thinking that I would like to create art in a more meditative, daily fashion, rather than in my usual manic spurts - and I have been toying with the idea of some sort of a "daily painting project." Have any of you ever committed to a daily creative project for a specific length of time? Were you able to keep up with it? Was the experience positive or just frustrating? I'd love to hear your feedback!

Hope you are having a good week!