I set goals for myself when I am there. I think of it as a marathon at times painting as much as I possibly can before I have to return to the real world.
This year will be more of a challenge.
Many who know me personally know that we lost our son, Josh a year ago July 2nd. I have written a blog on Wordpress all year concerning how difficult it has been to deal with the loss of our son. The woman who started this art camp lost a daughter almost 2 years ago right after camp. When I saw her last year I was not sure what to say or how she would react. Little did I know a month later we would suffer our own devastating loss. She was one of the first people I thought of when I started coming out of the fog after my son died.
I am giving myself permission to let the week at camp take its own course. I hope to paint as much as I feel like painting. I am going partly because my son would say that I would be crazy not to go.
Emotional obstacles can block our ability to create sometimes. My advice is to take it slow. Take it one day at a time. The creative process can also be healing. It is a safe way to explore emotions or to even loose yourself and take a mental break.
If there are any paintings worth posting I'll post when I get back. Until then. Paint on.