Wednesday, February 6, 2013

2013 - Just A Little Late

Goodbye, 2012. Sure, it's February 6th, 2013.
This could be perceived as a serious "who cares" bad attitude.
I do care. And I have a really good excuse. I got sick on
January 5th and today is the first day I've had the energy to
put together a blog post. I had viral meningitis. It takes forever
to get out of your system. I take a lot of naps. You never want
to get it. Enough said.
You would think that after spending an entire month in bed,
 I would have lots of new ideas and sketches. I have nada.
Not one new idea. This week I am finally back in the studio
and working a little bit. It's slow and frustrating.
Ideas have never been an issue for me.
Before the big bug got me I was experimenting with vintage papers
on black grounds as a drawing surface. Like this:
I started playing with graphite, caran d'ache and water soluble pencils on
the layered papers. I love the results so far. And it doesn't take two
weeks to finish an image. Woo - hoo.
Here's today's result.
 The Polka Dot Pig and Two Travelers.
It makes me happy. I'm so glad to be on the mend that it
doesn't take much to put a smile on my face.