A new life is hatched!
OK, so here’s the crazy process I go through on Friday (four times now!) First, I eagerly await the change of topic. Then, when it finally changes, I have a moment of despair, thinking, “Oh rats, I don’t have anything for that and I could never possibly think of anything, create it and post it in a week! Besides, I really need to get my current projects done! So I guess I’ll just have to skip it this week.” Then I say to myself, “But I really want to do this! I don’t want to miss out on all the fun– how can I pull this off?”
A couple of weeks ago, for “entangled”, I pretended to watch the action-packed-car-chase-heavy-non-existant-romance movie that my husband and kids had picked for a family night, and lost myself in my sketchbook and all of Gerald and Celeste’s happy dreams for their future together. Then, of course, the agony was, “Can I possibly allow myself to post a sketch? Yikes!! A piece of art that hasn’t been labored over and loved on?” Ultimately, I did it, and I lived through it! People were kind to me, and it was a lovely feeling. And, I was able to spend time working on those current projects.
Last week and this week, I went through all of paragraph one, but then added, “Hmmm… I have posted a sketch, maybe I should come up with some amazing new concept and do a sketch.” Then I went to fold the laundry or some other such nonsense. Meanwhile, images were scrolling through my mind and I actually remembered one or two that just might work. Not to give up the wrestling match so easily, I then had to go back and forth between, “Well, that doesn’t quite fit, something painted purely for this really would be better”, and, “Just post it already!!!”
So here it is, I’m posting it.
Wow, I guess all the worrying and anticipation really paid off, Krista! This is one piece with love and passion written all over it. Well done. xx
Love your blog ! 🙂
that’s very very good – you should be extremely happy with it
Love your work and your blog
wow,the colour looks amazing. i like the way they have blush on each cheek, 🙂
Why do we put ourselves through the emotional agony…oh yeah…we’re artists! Absolutely beautiful!
oh, and love the new coffe and teacups!
I think we all go through that same scenario every week to some degree! You’re lucky you have such a large body of work to choose from – fits great, beautiful!
Hi Krista, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work is so cheery and beautiful!
OOOOOH My Good Lord!!!!! How wonderful. What talented has been given to you my friend!!! Your work is brilliant and oh what a delightful spirit it has about it. I really enjoyed my visit at your blog. You are awesome!!!
are you my doppleganger? lovely and perfect 🙂
Totally adorable! The colors, lettering and textures are really beautiful! Nice job!
Well it’s lovely!!!!
it’s beautiful, I love it and it fits well with Hatch
Guess what? You posted. And you’re OK, right? No worries. You went with your gut & it didn’t steer you wrong! Something freeing about blogging – it’s liberating!! Great post!