could be anything. might be nothing. might make you think. could make you wish I would stop.
breathe people...everything is easier when you breathe!


talk to the hand

Today's challenge was a bit easier. And I can't help but laugh at the irony (even tho irony is totally overused these days) of the fact that in this I will introspect when it was not called for when yesterday I lamed out in cold sweats at the thought.
If you followed that sentence you get a prize.
The challenge...latest accomplishment.
This latest accomplishment.

I have not laid pencil to paper more than a half-dozen times in the the 20 something years since I got out of college. Something about forced art just sucked the life right out of it. Forgive me but putting on a grade on art is wrong. You cannot simply letter someones muse and then line them up in absurd best to worst case study. Your art may be bad but its your art, man. Who am I to tell you what you feel? Technique...yeah it has its place but art is art and you don't be messin. No critical suggestions. K?
Its like telling your 5r yr old she misspelled your name in a love note.
So, after the final exam I just fizzled.

I had to think long and hard about joining this challenge. I didn't know if it would feel like a requirement. It hasn't yet. Maybe I am more mature. Maybe it is better because I chose it. Whatever it is fun.
And I feel like I am much better at it now that I make the choices.

So here is me...drawing. Notice the paper is blank. I choose to leave it that way to remind me that I get to choose. And I like it.
That in itself is a major accomplishment.

If this is your first visit, we are doing a 30 day drawing challenge.
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See ya tomorrow!


  1. Bravo! I am thrilled you joined the challenge, and grateful that you cheer me on without comparing my art to other people's art.

    One of the many things I love about our friendship is that you love me in all of my muchness even on the days I lack it. I too love the freedom to choose-not the what, but the how.

    Your creativity has always been present, but I'm super glad you dusted off your pencils. ;)

  2. Great drawing and I love the thought behind it. People are always quick so quick to decide what makes good art and bad art, and what makes you a good artist or a bad artist. I once asked an artist for advice and he told me I had to hold my pencil a certain way, and I would never be an artist until I stopped drawing with short, quick lines. What a tool.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't think "art is, like, whatever you want it to be, man!". But I think the line between good and bad art is a lot less clear than a lot of people would have you believe.

    And I'm very happy you chose to join our challenge.

  3. age old debate...what is art. I am totally guilty of a snorted "that's not art". I don't think I could ever really explain my feelings on this. I am way too much rebel to care one whit what anyone thinks about a sincere output. I can totally appreciate talent/gift. Still, I gag at what brings in the bucks when the sheep decide to pay for (painted) passion.
    If you call it art, I can never say different. I don't have to like it but I cannot dispute it.
    Ok, enough of that.
    Thank you guys! I am really glad to be in with you.

  4. Crazy thing is, I almost drew the exact same thing....