May 27th, 2008
Yikes. The older I get, the more I can't contain the puns.
I was feeling a bit stressed earlier, worked myself into a veritable tornado of anxiety. As I apply to various things (shows, galleries, agents, etc...) this sometimes happens. Is it fear of rejection? I'm sure it is in part, but the truth is that rejection isn't all that bad. I can handle it. So what is it that's causing my heart to race? Some underlying fear of being judged or being not good enough seems to be part of it. What an unpleasant feeling. In order to calm myself down, I needed to go sit outside and read for awhile. The cool post-storm air and a grounding book along with some cat snuggles helped bring me back down to earth.
Tonight, I feel calm again and I decided to do some fun art. This week's Inspire Me Thursday theme was "whimsy." Earlier in the day, an image of houses carried by balloons popped into my head, so I scribbled it down quick in my sketchbook and carried on. Later in the day, I was thinking on the combo of aqua and red and decided that I could do that quite nicely with the idea I'd sketched out. The idea of it is whimsical I think.
When I finished the houses and balloons, I noticed a small white spot on the paper that looked like a bee hovering over the house. I decided to draw him in along with another small one at the top. More whimsy!
How did it get so late? Oh, I'm sleepy...But before I go, some links!
-Looking for some places to submit your artwork? The Art Deadlines list runs a blog with a wide range of opportunities.
-Want to learn how to draw a face? So much of it is in the proportions. This video is a great place to start!
And that's all she wrote, for tonight.