I’ve been reading about art blogs lately – what makes them interesting and successful, and of course, why some go south.
One excellent bit of advice I came across several times is not to be a perfectionist. People want to read about what you create, but they also want to read about YOU. It’s important to share what makes you create what you do, what you feel, and so on. So instead of apologizing for not having incredibly interesting techniques to share all the time, or “disappearing,” it’s better to just share some of the little things. So, here I am and here I go.
I’m sick. It happens to all of us. But this time I got really sick and it’s not fun. I have shingles. It’s very painful and it really jolted me. Why did this happen? I thought only older people get this. Apparently, it’s not true. My doctor said the chickenpox virus, which stays dormant forever, sometimes activates years later if the immune system is down you’re too stressed out. It makes sense. I live in NYC and I am subjected to a lot of stress, though I try not to take notice of it. The emails are incessant and the work is nonstop during tax season. I have to ride a crowded stressful subway. I don’t sleep enough, I don’t exercise enough, and I for sure don’t do enough art. Who has time? I knew I was running out of steam, and here it is, loud and clear. So guess what? I stayed home from work and I’ll be out until next week.
I’m not doing laundry.
- Rose Madder Lake
- Lemon Yellow
- Warm Sepia
- Deep Ultramarine
- Blue Indigo
The pupil is done with ordinary black acrylic paint, and the white of the eye is done with white gouache.