As an artist I tend to keep working over holidays which can be a challenge when everyone else is on holidays. There are many trips and events to attend so it can be difficult squeezing creativity in, but because I love it so much I am sure to make time for it daily. One way to make it work is to spend a little more time in my sketchbooks. I've been playing with stencils and spray paint on my canvases so I have also begun using stencils with spray inks in my sketchbooks...they're a quick and easy way to begin a background for painting or writing.
I only have three colours - a deep red, an indigo blue and a golden yellow ochre - that I received as a gift from Somerset Studio Magazine (Stampington & Company) and though I'm enjoying them I do find that they aren't as permanent as acrylics so as soon as they're empty I want to thin out some of my favorite colours and create an acrylic spray that I hope to use on my canvases as well. The only drawback to using Liquitex acrylic spray paints is the fact that I have to use them outside (or in the garage) and when I'm on a roll I like to remain in my studio so this may be a good solution. I'll let you know how it goes.