Live Free or Die

What is that, Vermont’s motto? For some reason it came to me as I was doing my drawing. That motto is so extreme, isn’t it? And yet it came to me because I was thinking something along the lines of Make Art or Die.

Once again, I got to the point where I felt almost desperate to make something. The most common problem is that I sit down and I don’t know what to do. But come to think of it,Loose DogI did do some drawing: I did a sketch while I was at the library yesterday, I did a short drawing while I was on a break at work a couple of days ago, and I recently picked an Illustration Friday theme from the archives and made a drawing from it. But the truth is, those did not satisfy at all.

Today, on the other hand, I feel good. And this time, I just jumped in. I made a scribble. It was ugly. I made some figures from it. They were ugly. I kept going. I added color. And now, for some reason, I feel fulfilled. I feel as if I’ve done the work I needed to do.

Isn’t that strange? Not all drawing is equal. But what’s the key difference?

One thought on “Live Free or Die

  1. Yer right. Keep going.
    When yu find the juice, lay hold and plug in. Work dont judge.Yeah.


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