So it’s the new year. Nothing hammers it in like the first day back to work after attending a dry wedding on a Sunday. I’m seeing all the chipper resolutions out there and thinking of how many of my own resolutions I’ve given up on before I even wrote them down and secretly mocking those who plan to stick to theirs. Because I’m clearly a mean little person inside, that’s why.
Anywho, I was sitting on the couch trying to become magically inspired to make something, and I decided to hit up my favorite source of general inspiration- Etsy.com. This time, I swung over to the Vintage section and typed in the keyword “colorful”. Various geometric patterns and obnoxiously bright tones abounded. (Is that right? Abound-ed?) Combining that palette with the spirit of challenging one’s self in the new year, I whipped out the oil pastels.
Oil pastels have long been the bane of my art efforts. They smear and they’re hard to blend and they make me angry. Nonetheless, I used them for this small drawing on bristol paper, and I suppose it came out fine if I do say so myself, which I do.