“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”
Monet was on to something. I have this intense desire to just MAKE EVERYTHING all the time. My head is always spinning with possibilities. I am exhausted. I have a fire in my chest that I’m constantly throwing wood on, and everyone says “rest rest” - I don’t know how.
I know how to take a “day off” from working but not creating. I don’t understand how to stop my mind from wandering. I don’t know how to tell my brain not to frame a photo when I see a flower during an “off day”, or how to stop seeing things in the world that inspire me to make. My thoughts are a scrapbook of everything I see and do, and the “to be created” list in that book is very, very long. I shot this with materials I had just finished using for something else because sometimes I cannot stop creating.
I think my job as an artist is so different from a “regular” job in that even when I’m tired of packing orders and posting on social media, I’ll never want to stop creating. It’s just in my nature and I won’t and don’t know how I would stop. So, in conclusion, I concur with Monet.
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