I’ve been feeling uncomfortable lately with trusting my intuitive art sense. I don’t feel called to make a particular kind of mark or image when I start, and I don’t know where I’m going once I do get started. My inner critics remind me that I really don’t have anything important to say in my artwork, and I’m just wasting resources and time indulging myself. When I could be doing something useful.
The practice is to say, I know, I hear and recognize these thoughts, but I am going to carry on regardless. Maybe I know more than you (inner critics) think I know, and I won’t figure that out unless I just keep doing the thing. And anyway, here are some colors, and some lines, and some nice blobs of paint.
I actually was working on another dribbly splotchy thing, but it was too wet and not finished enough to post. So instead today’s drawing is the cleaned up version of a coloring page from 2018 that I’m finally more or less satisfied with. I’m working toward a series of odd sort of Nature Spirits, perhaps eventually another coloring book.