Keeping Your Creative Cool
Summer is here with a vengeance. It was 45 C here last week in the shade on my veranda and today’s looking like heading for the high thirties and maybe 40′s again.
Maybe I should take up water colours and paint in the shower LOL. The question is – how does one continue to creatively produce in the face of uncooperative weather – lacking air conditioning and other modern conveniences? This is definitely a creative challenge for the best of us.
Well here are some ideas
- Head to the nearest shopping centre, and have an iced coffee while sitting in an air conditioned cafe and writing my next blog post.
- Set up a fan next to my easel and throw on a wet shirt – you’d be surprised how cool this actually keeps you until the shirt dries out.
- Head for the beach with sketching gear, beach tent, cossies (swimmers, togs or what ever you call them), and a thermos of iced tea. If you’re into figure work – the beach is an ideal place to find people who actually sit still, often for extended periods of time. A perfect time to brush up on your life drawing and cool off in the ocean in between.
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