Today felt like a busy day but also a very draining day. Here in the Midwest it’s one of those cold, icy, end-of-winter days, when we just had a little taste of spring weather only a week ago, but now there’s snow on the ground again. And the tension of the weather change has been putting me on the edge of a migraine for the past two days (that fortunately hasn’t seemed to hit full force, yay?). Thus, tonight is a “gentle as possible” art practice: opening my sketchbook and drawing simple, easy doodles.
I’d mentioned wanting to sketch some eyes the other night, when I was practicing sketching figures. I want to do some more realistic studies, or at least look at some references while working. But tonight’s drawings were all imagination, no references, just dropping a pile of pens and markers on my desk and going with whatever came about on the page.
I opened my current digital painting WIP, but I realized I didn’t have the focus or energy to do the kind of work I wanted for that piece. I’m hopeful tomorrow will be a different story, but even if it’s not, I know some sort of art will be available as a grounding force and calming meditation at the end of my day.
In non-morose news, I baked a batch of blueberry muffins before signing on to work today. 10/10, would recommend waking up a little earlier for baking, OMG, why wasn’t I doing this before?! It’s quiet, I have the kitchen to myself, and the end result was a fresh, tasty baked good with my morning coffee. And more muffins waiting for me tomorrow, yay! I’m hoping I also wake up early tomorrow to whip up a batch of spinach dip, which I’ve been meaning to do for a while. That is one of my favorite comfort food recipes. Spinach dip and crackers, mmmmm.
I already washed the dishes with Ricky before sitting down to draw, ta-da! So now I just need to go jump in the shower before (hopefully) doing some Calm App meditation and reading.
‘Til next time. <3