Saturday, August 19, 2006

learning...even on my worst days


If there is one thing I have learned so far from this blogging experience it is that creativity doesn't come in equal doses. There are days when I can just draw and draw and I want to make everything beautiful. Those are great days. Then there are days like yesterday and today when I want to pick up my pen and sketch away, but I just can't. It's as if I am paralyzed. It's not really that I am any more busy...I'm busy most days...its just that the stress of everyday life becomes too overwhelming. When this is the case, the creative muscles in my body shut down...completely. This drawing was all that I could produce today. Sad as it is, I worked on it much longer than I do most drawings. To me it is very unsuccessful and shows no inspiration, but I am sharing it nonetheless because it is a learning experience. I wonder if mathematicians have then same problems as us creatives? Probably not...but I sure would hate to be the one solving quadratic equations when I could be drawing them instead.

5 comments:

Cin said...

I feel for you, I have way too many of those days too (today), hate that feeling and boy oh boy do I wish I knew a cure.

Jana Bouc said...

I like this drawing a lot--there's something sad and lonely about it which makes it interesting. You also really captured the shiny metal.

I completely understand what you wrote about drawing days when it's just a gift--the picture just flows from the pen--and the days it just doesn't. I'm learning that once in a while it just makes more sense to go to bed. Yesterday was one of those days. I didn't post anything but I got a good night's sleep for the first time in weeks. Today will be a good drawing day!

suzanne said...

Cin and Jana-
You know what they say, misery loves company! Thanks for your nice comments and for making me feel less alone! Jana, I think I am going to take your advice from now own and give my sketchbook a rest when I feel this way.

Addie said...

hello love! even though you may have had a really hard drawing day...this is one of my favorites right now!!! seriously! it's the detail and the angle and the isolation of an object most of the time overlooked. You are making progress and are soooo very talented!

suzanne said...

Thanks Addie! I love your perspective. You are such a positive influence in my life!