Monday, August 29, 2011
Earthquakes, Hurricanes and an attempt at drawing again...oh my!
Well, I survived the earthquake on the East Coast...and Hurricane Irene....but this block around drawing and painting is still feeling a bit like an emotional tidal wave every time I give it a go. Sound dramatic? Maybe a little...but it's how I'm feeling about this experience right now. I had signed up for a painting class on Artful Gathering but never did the painting...didn't even touch the canvas! Whenever I started watching the videos I started to cry....then got frustrated...and then really, really mad...without even picking up a paint brush. What the heck ?
So then I decided to try drawing/painting from a different direction by taking Sharon Tomlinson's Inktense Faces on Fabric and have fallen in love with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils...they are amazing! So I did the above sketch by starting with a magazine image and copying the basic image with pencil, then played around with Inktense pencils and was really enjoying what I was doing...until BOOM! Anger, frustration and tears...lots and lots of tears....oh...my...god....where is all this coming from?
Sadly, the above drawing ended up going out in the trash before it was finished and I am starting over again this week. But hopefully with a gentler attitude and a better understanding of why this is such a hot button for me. I'll let you know how it goes! xo