It has been a fairly awesome week...busy and full of lots of different and new things and the only down side being very little time for play drawing and painting. I did squeeze in an experiment with painting a water bottle while I had my morning cuppa which held the frustration at bay that I usually feel when I don't get to get the million images and ideas in my brain down on paper. I am trying to work out a way to combine watercolour and ballpoint pen so that it has the structure of a pen drawing, but also the looseness of a painting. I can see it in my mind... well sort of see it, it sort of is still a bit fuzzy and with this I am not quite there yet... but it is totally on its way. I actually scanned it without the black pen to finish it and I am still not sure that it was needed ... it just felt a bit weird to not finish it off with black to tell you the truth... basically I just couldn't help myself
A big part of why it was a good week was the amazing comments than emails that people sent in response to last week's post... it was humbling and uplifting and wonderful all rolled into one magnificent virtual hug... and I really started my week off in an amazing frame of mind. So much so that a slightly odd grocery shop experience didn't dent my glow...I was waiting in the endless line when a random stranger in the line smiled at me and asked me what I did for a living... that is a weird thing to ask someone in a line isn't it?... anyway I said, artist/ illustrator/teacher/ blogger and she asked me why on earth I would ever want to blog... and isn't it a bit odd to share your life so publicly... of course I assured her that why I may be a bit odd at times, it actually represents a sense of community that seems to be sorely missing from society today... I was actually quite proud of such a response, though I admit to being relieved when another checkout opened and the Nosy Nelly bolted over to that one with a pace that made my hair blow back... randomly weird... of course when I got home I noticed that I had some paint in my hair and a smear on the hem of my shirt, so maybe that sparked her curiosity... who knows... maybe she is just nosy
But it did get me thinking about why I love blogging so much. Yes it is an amazing community, and the whole finding your tribe thing is pretty cool too, not to mention the support and friendship and all that... the response to last week is the perfect example of that...they are all totally great reasons, but I think there are some others that maybe aren't talked about so publicly sometimes and maybe it is time to bring them out in the open.
I totally love that I can visit my friends in my pj's and see what they have been up to, and nose around their world... how could you not love that
Even better is I can sit and catch up with them while eating peanut butter out of a jar with a spoon and they don't say a word. They also don't mention when I have bed head, my lack of make up, the fact that I am wearing two different socks,that I am working in pajamas and it is 11am, or that dust bunnies are being blown across the room like tumbleweeds. It is like total acceptance by default... awsome... what is there to not love...
I could wax lyrical about how awesome blogging is for hours, but I am off to do some editing... I filmed the process of painting up the June GoodnessMe Box this month and I am sort of eager to get to the editing... it is always exciting as I am slightly dodgy on the filming side of things and who knows what I will have to work with. But hopefully there won't be too many faux pas in there and I will have a video to post soon... happy painting all...xx