When will you be back at work?
Posted March 03, 2019 08:33:24When you work, there is a constant flow of ideas.
And so, in that moment, when you’re working, you might just be thinking about art, or about life, or you might be thinking, “I really want to paint this piece, but what do I know about painting?”
When you’re at work, that moment is so different from when you walk the floor.
You know, the moment you get to the front of the assembly line, and you see this guy standing behind you with this big box of paint.
And I thought, “Oh, I’ll be there.”
You don’t have that experience of being in the paint chamber.
You don’t know how to touch the paint, how to pick it up, how it reacts.
That’s not the experience you get at home, that’s not how it’s done in the workshop.
So you work in silence, and that silence is something that you’re not expecting.
It’s a strange thing.
And that silence, when it comes to painting, it can make your life a lot easier.
You have this feeling of, “OK, I’m good.
I’m not going to get any bad ideas, I’ve got this piece of art that I can be proud of, I can work on.”
In the studio, it’s completely different.
And you’re constantly working on different things.
You’re constantly trying to understand what’s going on, what the right tools are, and so on.
And then, as a consequence, you get a really good idea of what to work on.
It’s a very different experience, in the studio.
In the studio you’re really working on a canvas.
But then, when the painting comes in, you’re totally immersed in it.
You feel like, “Wow, I really did this!”
You’re not thinking about the painting at all.
You’re completely immersed in what you’re doing.
You can’t take a break.
You’ve got to do it.
You work in the same way you’re in the painting chamber.
It becomes very, very comfortable.
You get that “wow” moment, that “I’ve really made this painting.”
And you start to work.
You can go through the motions and things.
You get in the booth and you get your first brush, and then you get the next brush, then you work for an hour and a half, you work the whole painting.
Then, after that, you go back to your workstation and you’re painting again.
So that’s the difference.
There’s no rush.
There’s no pressure.
You work as long as you want.
It feels very natural.
You just get into it, you don’t try to hurry.
You don: “OK.
I need to work, I need a little break, I want to take a nap.”
That’s a really nice way to start the day.
You relax and you just relax.
You relax, you relax.
And it’s all natural.
It really is a wonderful feeling.