Enforced Rest

Studio Blog

Hi there

Well, the big news is that I have injured my shoulder..bad news is that it hurts a lot, but the good news is that its my non-dominant arm that is affected. However, I can’t sit at the easel to paint, and I have trouble opening tubes of paint and setting up stuff, so I’ve had to refrain from working in the studio. Boo!

I am a lucky person though because I have a wonderful friend who is also a fellow artist, and she has been picking me up and taking me round her’s for tea, chat, and some painting. The best I can manage is sketching with a pencil and my favourite watercolour pans set. It is a set I put together myself with all the colours that light my fire and that are inspiring for acrylic paintings.

So over the last week, I have proved that having an injured shoulder (and taking some wonderful painkillers) doesn’t stop me from planning and sketching out ideas. In fact, if I hadn’t had this enforced rest I probably wouldn’t have decided to work solely on 2 series of paintings for the summer exhibitions.

Sometimes we forget to be still and let ourselves be a conduit
for the creative force in the universe…

Here are some of my favourite results of this sketching and planning period:

The week before my injury, I did finish a new acrylic, and I’m proud to share it with you now:

Tranquility II ©Deborah Burrow

Tranquility II ©Deborah Burrow

I am also pleased to report that the studio sale went well, and some lovely customers were very happy with their bargains! I don’t have painting sales very often, but during the Suffolk Open Studios event this year, all of us in Hackney Road Studios will have a few pieces on a ‘sale wall’, as well as showcasing new work, prints, cards and more, so if you’re in the area, we’d be pleased to see you.

Right, I’m off to rest my weary body, and I’ll be back with more news soon!

Keeping Creative,