Saturday, January 12, 2013

Doodles are good for the soul!

January 11
1/11/13  "Doodle Love"  5x5 oil on panel

I was in a crappy mood as I entered the studio due to all sorts of "reasons". It would have been easy to simply blow this commitment off.  Heck, I have decided not to eat sugar so there really weren't the usual ways open to me for calming down.  I looked through my reference photos and found a goofy doodle picture I had saved from a friends FaceBook account.  What a goofy grin on a dog!  I found that my mood quickly lifted...

It began with a transparent underpainting:

 Then I added the opaque colors...

I felt SO much better leaving the studio than I felt entering it.  Guess that art therapy stuff works, eh? (says the person who got a Masters Degree in Art Therapy in 1981!)  Funny how we know things for years before practicing them.

My morning pages are going well.  Food is a challenge and I am coping.  Baby steps...

I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today. 

Start where you are
Love what you have
Do what you can

1 comment:

  1. You are exactly right! Viewing your painting lifted my mood before I even read your blog. What a happy dog you painted! : )


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