Thursday, February 14, 2013

Not In The Mood

I woke up this morning with a splitting headache and still pretty grumpy, and I really did not feel like painting, drawing, anything.  So I wrote in my journal, then sat at my studio desk and thumbed through a Jerry's Art-a-Rama catalog and made a wish list of oil and watercolor paints, paper, painting knives... I didn't tally it up but I'm sure it's something like $200. 

And then (heave big sigh) I got a canvas on which I've sketched my dog and intend to paint in oil.  Nah.  The Squire's castle painting is still not 100% dry (whew).  Random henna design?  Nothing inspired me.  Invent new henna designs?   Blah.  Ultimately I just finished what I started yesterday.  The two underripe berries suck and if this wasn't just an exercise out of a book I'd try to fix them, but it is and I'm not.  It's that kind of day.

The good thing is, I didn't feel like it, but I painted.  And it wasn't THAT painful.  Well, the painting wasn't, the headache still is.