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So, That’s Where It’s Going…Dot, dot, dot

A few years ago, while I still lived in New York City, I did a drawing of a man walking his dog in a snowstorm.  It’s called “January 2nd” because that’s when life gets back to normal, and the holiday stress is gone.

I just exhibited this in a local show, here in Danbury.  One viewer said the background reminded him of the eye doctor test for colorblindness!  He kept looking in the dots for a hidden number.

It’s hard to tell from this photo, but there are a lot of darn dots in the background.  Funny, I don’t remember doing it.  I must have had some really good music playing to take my mind off of the tedium.  Otherwise, something this boring to do would have stuck in my mind, as it did when I was drawing flower after flower in Floral Overload.

So, I’m back at it….doing dots.  So, this will take a while.  I promise to have a new picture as soon as my sanity permits.

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Snow what else is snew?

It’s snowing again in NYC, but the sunlight hours are getting longer.  A good day to present the finish on “January 2”.  And here it is:

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As for upbeat images, not sure if this qualifies, except for the idea of a person with an animal companion facing hardship cheerfully.  So many of my friends are animal lovers, that I’d like to dedicate this to all of them, and  all of my subscribers who are animal lovers, too.

A few technical notes…when I what looks like a flat color, it really isn’t.  It’s layers of various colors, and varied in different areas.  Flat color tends to be boring, unless you really know what you’re doing…or using it in contrast to a busy area.

As this was evolving, there was a point that I looked at it and thought “That’s it, that’s perfect”, and looked again…realized the image was too static to imply flying snow.  So, a few loose scribbles imply the blowing snow.

And on to the next.  I leave you with this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkaMN-T_HKw

Good God, I’m seeing spots before my eyes……..

I’ve been working on January 2, but progress is slow.  I haven’t  had much to show in the way of a wip. That’s because I’m doing the snow in the  background.  It consists of dots.  Tiny dots.  Lots and lots of tiny dots.

I can only do so much at a time, because it’s mind numbing, even while listening to music.  I’m trying now to make it a meditation, focus on the act of putting down dots with full attention.   I’m only partly successful.   So,  here’s January 2, the wip.

 

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Also, in terms of healing, I’ve been forgetting that part of my background is energy work.   I’m trying to make up for that neglect with yoga, meditation, and other exercises.   I expect (though I can’t predict), that the results of concentrating on energy will eventually affect my artwork.  Should be interesting.