It's a poor workman who blames his tools. But that is the way that I feel tonight. I keep thinking "If I had a better brush, maybe painting would be easier." I don't know if that's true and paint brushes are a little expensive to try as an experiment.
I did not have much energy today but wanted to keep up with my commitment to do something creative every day of the month. I thought about saying that my gluten-free Betty Crocker apple coffeecake knockoff is creative, but that might be stretching it. Instead, I picked up old newspaper and tried painting again while waiting for the coffeecake to bake.
The whole time I was painting I thought that it seems like it would be easier to paint if I had a better brush. Or better paper. Or I can just embrace the fact that I am not really a painter but I enjoy it and just keep practicing on the newspaper. Maybe one day I'll improve, but even if that day doesn't arrive for a long time, at least we have something to do with the paper every day.