A very happy Friday morning to the world! It is 5am and dark here, but it will be sunny and the smell of spring will be in the air. I have had a wonderful week, I ate my first ever orange straight from the tree! (Apparently old and nowhere near as nice as a January orange, but what a difference! Nothing like the things we buy in supermarkets that pass for oranges!). We won't talk about the mess I got into eating it, which made me feel like a five year old all over again! It was good. And artwork this week has been good. I am really quite sad to get to the end of this piece. I have loved doing it so much.
It is quite strange blogging about my artwork. I feel that I have committed to sharing with the world not just when things go well, but when they fail too. At the back of my mind as soon as I tell you about a new piece, is the thought that I can no longer just shove this piece behind a cupboard and forget that I ever started it! The evidence is out there in cyberspace! But it has also given me, I can't call it a confidence, I am not sure what it is, maybe a sense of freedom, to say it is ok to try this. And I have found that more often than not, things work out better than I would have thought. (Don't mention the leopard!). The point is, that fail or succeed - it is all part of learning and what you learn can be taken with you into the next piece.
I am actually pretty happy with this piece. I am not the greatest artist in the world, but I am getting a lot of pleasure from getting better at what I do. And that is something we can all have whether we have just begun our art journey or have been doing it for years. I hope that you will be enjoying your progress too over the next few days. Have the best of weekends and happy drawing!