Thursday, April 5, 2012

Work in Progress: Frida Calavera

Frida Calavera Sketch by Wink Artisans

It's funny how inspiration hits you when you least expected.  The last weeks, I've been tormenting myself as creativity has been on a dry spell. I seat at my worktable and stare at the wall.  I keep looking at my art books,  I watch art and archeology movies, I go to museums, I read books... I doodle, doodle and doodle some more and yet nothing substantial emerges.  What happened to all the ideas I had last month? Okay, it's time to revisit my sketches... but before I do that, I need to take a siesta.

Yesterday late afternoon I took a nap and when I woke up a burst of inspiration came my way.  Quickly, I gathered paper, pencils, erasers, Sharpies, and my books...  and let's not forget Google.   Soon, I was working into the late hours of the night.   Woo Hoo!   Finally, I got some ideas on paper. Check out the Frida Calavera sketch above. Now the trick will be to transfer them to metal.  Well, that's another story.

2 comments:

  1. This post is inspiring for me. I have been having a dry spell myself! Thanks for letting me know that dry spells will pass if you just keep thinking creatively and REST the mind! Nice work as always!

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  2. Ceci, I'm glad it's inspiring to you. Yes, REST is key. Hope your creativity has resume its course. Thank you for stopping by!

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