I'm feeling like I'm in a little bit of an artistic limbo at the moment. It's been over a week now since I sent my sketchbook off to Brooklyn and I promised myself a week of no sketching/drawing/painting/art of any kind.
In the meantime, Aimee over at Artsyville has decided to stop the List It Tuesday posts for now, unless another blogger wants to take on the hosting role. I could volunteer but I know that I would then get anxious over the responsibility of making sure I came up with something every week and having it posted in time so others could read and link their own lists. Aimee has a wonderful blog and she comes up with beautifully illustrated lists each week and I fear I couldn't do the hosting role justice. So, I didn't volunteer. I am kind of hoping that someone else will take on the leadership role and maybe then I can still do the odd list as I loved reading other folks' lists and discovering new bloggers and blogs through Artyville.
Anyway, listing aside, even though I have so many things that I want to do, as I mentioned in last post, I am finding it a little difficult to actually motivate myself to do any of it. It is almost as though there is too much I want to do and I am slightly overwhelmed at the idea of starting any of it. Plus, my wonderful sister got me a Samsung Galaxy Tab as an early birthday present (it's not for another 2 weeks) and I haven't been able to put it down long enough to pick up a paintbrush!)
Sometimes, it is easier to just sit on the sofa and cuddle the dogs than it is to start something in case it doesn't turn out right. Yes, sometimes, it is hard to see the wood for the trees, so I need to break it down into manageable pieces and then just get on with it. First things first, I am going to finish the illustrations on that children's book if it kills me. However, I originally did the illustrations on ordinary art paper and I currently only have watercolour paper so tomorrow I am going to go to my local art supply shop at lunch time and get a decent art pad. I think I will need to do at least another 6 illustrations so I'll plan out which scenes would be best illustrated and take it from there.
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