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.