I like to hide things in my artwork. Just about everyone has seen the flowers in this one:
But did you know there’s a cat in this one?
Yes, it’s a very abstract cat. I wanted to put a cat in a window in this, but decided it would take away from the subject matter of the woman holding flowers. So, I hid it.
The fact that I am trying to hide something in “Mud” is keeping me going on the project. Honestly, I’m pretty bored with it, but I am keeping on, just so I don’t fall into inertia with my artwork. So, I’ll keep on keeping on.
I’m off for a while from my day job! Hurray…but, I’m getting the feeling it’s a good time to look around….
Time to get down and dirty, back to the nitty-gritty, and other last generation cliches….
Wasn’t my art supposed to be about healing?
As I rush around producing merchandise for shows, and feel the angst of the approach of another Christmas Rush in retail….
Something stopped me, and told me to get back to my priorities.
I’ve been saying an affirmation in the morning that compassion and love will guide me, and that I be in alignment with the flow of life.
So maybe it’s time to do affirmations that my artwork is also in alignment with compassion and healing. So, I will start….in addition to my charity donations. So, I’m starting another leg of the journey.
Oh, and yes, no holiday drawings yet….but here’s some of my best spring/summer art to bring back good memories….as we approach the winter solstice.
So, I slave away at Floral Overload. I like the way it’s coming out, but I swear, if I didn’t I would ditch it in a moment. I never realized how monotonous drawing flowers would be. They’re so intricate, and need a lot of analytical eyework (and brainwork) to draw. Oh, God, oh god oh god…I wish I could figure out a way to cheat.
I’ve gotten far enough with the full-sized version of “Floral Overload’, to show a work in progress….and here ’tis:
The trick is, to make every individual part a complete composition, so every area could make a complete drawing. Or so I’ve figured out, as I go along. I”m having great fun with this!
But it’s time for a break. In just about anything, art included, sometimes you just get fatigued. And unless you’re up against a deadline, you’re doing yourself a favor just walking away for a while. I’ve made many disastorous mistakes (which I’ve prudently destroyed) by pushing.
My next step will to be to add this pretty red rose.
However, if I don’t take a break and walk away, it’ll come out looking like Heath Ledger’s face as The Joker. “Nuff said.