AEDM day 19: blah

It had to happen sooner or later this month… I had a very blah art day today. I worked on two of my Munich paintings, and both of them look worse now than when I started the day. I didn’t feel like sharing them here today, so I figured I should do something else. Borrowing a method from some other AEDMers, I made some random watercolor marks on a page of my sketchbook, and then stared at it, waiting for inspiration. Nothin’. Grumpy, I almost gave up, but then ended up piecing together a female figure, which I drew in in oil pastel and then emphasized with water color pencils and charcoal. A couple dabs of water, and this is the result:

Nothing too exciting, but a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. So good for me for persevering. If I really want to be an artist, I need to get in the habit of showing up.

Thanks to all those who have left such encouraging comments on my posts this week. Your supportive words mean a lot to me, especially on days like this when I am doubting my abilities. I really appreciate it!

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3 Responses to “AEDM day 19: blah”

  1. tammy vitale says:

    well, if this is “blah” I wouldn’t mind having a few “blah” days. My “blah” days never end up with anything like this! Good for you for pushing on through. Onward!

  2. Leah says:

    it’s lovely!

    but i know what you mean, we all have those days where everything feels blah and nothing seems to be going right. fortunately, they never last! and they help us appreciate all those really great days!

  3. Jul says:

    Tammy – that’s what’s so great about AEDM, I think. Usually my “blah” days would end up with absolutely nothing to show for them. But since I “have to” do something every day this month, I’m seeing that “blah” doesn’t have to mean zero creative productivity. :)

    Leah – a wonderful way to look at it. Hope I have one of those really great days soon! ;)

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