Sometimes it can be hard to convince yourself to sit down and do something creative. It can be very easy to find other things to do or make up any excuse under the sun to avoid doing them. After selling the two most recent paintings that I have done, it occurred to me that I didn’t have any paintings to exhibit in the coming Rotary Club of Flagstaff Hill Art Exhibition. I have been stuck in a rut unable to pick up a paint brush. Deciding that I had to do something I set out on Monday night to paint. Realising my current track of painting success had been poor, I decided to print out a picture of a painting that successfully sold on the weekends exhibition. It seemed to boost my sense of wellbeing and confidence. I had the inspiration to paint again. Conclusion don’t let you mind do negative talking, remind it of the positive successes in your life. Even if they are small they are better than the super-sized failures that your brain comes up with.