By our place in March and early April it still looks like winter, even though it is officially spring. Winter can be a long season up here, and it is lengthened because our property is wooded. The snow just doesn't melt as fast as in the open areas. This time of year it is a little harder to stay motivated.
Now is a good time to take stock of what art you have completed throughout winter and what projects you would like to do during the warmer months. Perhaps this year some of us might try some plein air painting (painting outdoors in Nature). What appeals to me about this method is the looseness of the art. You don't get bogged down in the details of every blade of grass or twig. And since one of my medias is watercolor, that is what I am working towards. Let your mind fill in the details as it looks at the painting and save yourself some time and energy. This principle can apply to my jewelry work, as well.
My art themes for this spring and summer are: free, loose, abstract, small, and quick. Does anyone want to join me?