I wrote the title of this post with just a vague idea of what I wanted to write about today. Then I realized all the ways I could interpret that phrase and that it perfectly sums up what's been going on 'round here lately.
I've been in a bit of a funk. It's a general life funk. It's not really about anything art related. It's more of a winter/dark/dreary kind of funk, doing and seeing the same ol' thing kinda funk. But even when my mood has nothing to do with my art, they still affect each other.
As I thought about some of my frustrations about my art, I realized I'm not really doing anything about them. I haven't painted in about a week. How can I expect things to get better if I'm not doing anything to improve them? That's where the title of this post came from. If I want to "go" somewhere, I've got to move. If I want my work to change or improve, I've gotta put in the work.
And probably what will happen is that once I get in the groove of painting or whatever, then this general winter/dark/dreary life funk will start to lift. It's just getting over that hump, making myself move even though I don't really feel like it.
In other news, we are house hunting. Our lease at our current place is ending and we aren't really liking the choices that we are finding for a new place. So this general feeling of uncertainty about our home is definitely not helping my funk. And another reason the title gotta move is so fitting.
It's easy to just stand in one spot, look around, and feel miserable. It's harder to feel that way when I'm moving, when I'm working on something or working toward something. Even if I end up moving down a dead end, it's still better than just standing still. Here's to moving.