Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This is a drawing of one of the many toys that use to play with the cats.
Too much work and no play makes Angela a... Actually, switch that, too much play and no time to work on my art lately has made me very cranky. Between visitors, weddings, and more visitors I haven't painted in nearly two weeks and it's beginning to take its toll. And the opposite has been true too, too much work - little details of life like renewing our apartment lease, renewing the car registration, going to the doctor to get x-rays of my ankle, a sudden and very welcome influx of freelance design work, putting together packets for galleries and cosultants, finding shoes for the outfit I'll be wearing to my opening on Sunday... Whew! No wonder I'm tired. I need to play with my paints!
Anyway, the images in this post are from what I call my Creative Licensesketchbook, which I just recently completed and started on number 2. If you have not read this book yet, DO! It's the most inspiring and motivational book on creating I've read since The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativitywhen it first came out. I filled up an entire sketchbook with nothing but drawings in 3 months. Quite an accomplishment considering I've never completed one before - even in art school. They always seemed to become word journals and even then I have many sketchbooks with lots of blank pages in them.
I feel like I owe quite a lot to Danny Gregory for helping me to slow down and look, which in turn helped me to get centered with my art again. He also taught me how to make art play instead of work again.