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Why do I keep doing this to myself?

I’m working on “C’est Mardi Gras”, although that fine day has gone and passed.  Of course, though, I decided to do something repeattitive once again, almost as bad as the snowflakes in the last one.   I decided to encircle the main drawing with a tromp d’oeuil of beads.  Of course, I’m drawing the same beads over and over and over and….

At one point, I got so disgusted I almost gave it up.  But I got back to it…..

Here’s where it stands.  The lightly sketched in figure is actually a self-portrait of me, shall we say ten years ago? 😉

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And of course, I’m up in the middle of the night.   Anyone who has followed this blog knows my two favorite musical artists are Paul Simon and Sting.  Tonight I actually get to see them in concert.  I’m so excited I can’t sleep.  I’ll probably be a zombie by the time of the concert.

So, here I am, in the middle of the night, with no one to keep me company except my friend in Thailand via Whatsapp.  Thanks, James.

In the not too-distant future, yes, it will…..

January 2 is turned over, waiting for my fresh eye to critique it.   Another trick I’ve learned is to put a mat around the drawing, gives you a better idea of what it will look like framed.  So, in the meantime, I’ve got a string of ideas of what to do next.

It’s February now, Valentine’s is over.  I took off the Cupid brooch from my coast, and replaced it with a Mardi Gras mask. 

Having given some more thought as to what makes a healing drawing, I thought, upbeat imagery.  Good symbolism if you can work it in.  And the hope that the person observing will take a little time to “live” in the picture.

So, as I was pinning on the Mardi Gras brooch, I began to think……..hmmmmn.Image