But it's rarely to the good in the long run. So when I catch myself, I stop, slide my shoulders away from my ears, breathe, take stock, pare back.
Recently, lots of very busy. Lots of dialing down to small manageable micro-tasks.
Here's the thing, though. Sometimes paring back creates a new stress. I lose the stimulus and pleasure of engagement without the gain of the release of letting go altogether. I don't find balance.
Went to my studio today in a just-do-a-little mindset. Paint up two color swatches; stop.
Wasn't doing it for me.
So I dialed back up. Pulled out some new paper and painted up a few loose backgrounds in my chosen monochromatic color palette for some upcoming grid collage.
Used glazing medium for the first time.
|loose background, yellow-green|