Do you ever think it? say it? Wonder it? I follow some extraordinary people online, and sometimes I forget that “they” have lives as well. Things Happen, Sometimes circumstances change, and maybe….sometimes “They” change. Which is one of the reasons I will never sign a contract regarding art, not even for a Million Dollars. I cant “force” whatever it is that drives my soul, to paint, draw or create, in fact, the harder I try….the more I stray from what I love the most, creating. I have been learning to find that “place”, you know, the one by the babbling brook, with a soft blanket on the ground, surrounded by blooms of every color and shape, the sound of water gurgling off to an unknown destination, Just enough breeze, and Just enough sunshine to make the it the perfect “place” to be when you need a moment of introspection. I have been finding a sweet solace, a peace that feels better than being on Effexor ever made me feel.
I hadn’t made any art related anything in weeks, then out of nowhere I have two show up. I rarely ever use a model, or subject……I almost ALWAYS start my eyes first….when doing a face anyway. I have heard that it can mess up a piece? or maybe that its just easier to do the stick figure or bones first……but I think I put a piece of my soul in the eyes….that’s what I think makes it all come together….I let my soul guide what happens on the paper….I let the eyes “make” the Character On the page…..I dont have anything in particular in mind when I start. It just happens, and it feels GREAT when it happens. I would imagine the same for a songwriter, or an actor/actress, or a writer……photographer….any type of artist, That Moment when you can step “away” and say……..Ahhhhhhhh!! There WE Go!