Just because it is new to you does not mean that it has not happened before… taking a break from the painting… I walk by the white canvas and simple say, “not yet, be patient…sometime soon”.
This weekend was spent exploring something of my past. A different form of creating… Baking. I have always enjoyed playing in the kitchen creating fun things for friends, family, and co-workers and for myself to enjoy!
But recently I have found myself falling into a bit of habit of making the same thing over and over. I was getting bored with what I was making…it was good but I was being to feel empty. I decided this weekend I wanted to make something different, something that would challenge me… so I made croissants from scratch. The recipe is five pages long and it is a bit of process…with a very steep learning curve!
It made me slow down…and think about what I was doing. It is like when I first started working in oil paint, you cannot rush, it needs to have time dry… in the way the dough needed to rest in-between turns.
This weekend had all the moments of creating any art
Create a vision…
Making a plan…
A vision… for more.
On a side note I have started to learn French…somehow this is linked into my process of creating French pastries. I took it in high school… but we all know that was a couple years ago. Each night I spend an hour practicing.. My apartment is covered with post it notes reminding me what that object is in French… and as always I am pushing forward.
One vision flows into another and my life moves forward…
The best thing of baking…aside from the process is enjoying the end product.