Here in NJ we had a rough, cold, snow filled winter so most of us are thrilled that winter is over and spring has officially arrived! The Vernal Equinox has just passed…when day & night are equal…and now we move towards longer days and more light! Couldn’t come soon enough, in my book. I’m feeling more creative and inspired. How about you? Does the change in seasons, wherever you’re located, effect your creativity, artwork, projects, mood? It has been scientifically proven that a lack of sunlight can have a negative effect on people’s mood, energy and health and that many do go into hibernation mode in the winter. Not that I don’t appreciate the dark hours and it takes a lot to keep me from being social and going out, especially on weekends, but I definitely feel more energized when spring rolls around. I’ve started a new Steampunk mixed media series of small, framed collage pieces called “ARTifacts” and MUST get moving on a painting I’ve been procrastinating on. Also, I’ve been doing some freelance illustration work for clients across the US which not only hones my drawing and design skills but earns me money, so a win/win!
So, feel free to share your seasonally inspired stories here and in the meantime I hope you’ll enjoy some of my spring themed artwork I’ve created for clients over the years!