Monster Forms

Since I've joined the board of a nonprofit in my town that is focused on bringing the arts into the downtown area -- let me interrupt myself for a minute:

There's a story here, but I'm not going to tell it today. It's a big one that I want to tell and document for all five of you who read the posts on this website, but it's going to take some time. There's a couple of moments in the past few years that need their own posts and stories told that give light to a journey that I've been on, something that I wasn't expecting.

It's breathed life back into me creatively in a way that I needed, but it's also a little sad as it has allowed me to sideline (for the moment) a major dream of mine to pursuit another dream that is just as important. I just didn't realize it was going to show up the way it did.


Train of thought much?

I've lost you, haven't I? This post has become more confusing than the mythology from the tv series, "The X-Files."

Let me start over: Imma part of some random art scene, and it's, like, inspired me, and stuff.

One of the artists that I'm around created an inspiration (to me) exhibit for our March show. Painted 100 different pieces -- just whipping out paintings with a combination of color and form. Then, she said she stepped away from the pieces for a few days, and then returned to them and added depth, features, shapes, and more form to them based on how the so-called blobs of color spoke to her.

I loved this -- I'm very much in a place where I am playing around with illustration more and just working on different activities to stretch and practice.

While the shapes I drew weren't quite blobs -- I will probably do that at some point because it'll be an even better challenge -- I used some random markers that have crazy tips and sketched out a bunch of different bodies. With a touch of whimsy and random, and a hint of colored pencil, I drew out forms that would later be detailed.

There are no rules to this thing, and it's OK if they turn out stupid-looking.

It's working and practicing on a craft in a way that I haven't done before, and while this pains me to say a bit, I'm actually enjoying it more than writing.

Here, I shall post the forms -- and in the coming days, I shall showcase what I come up with.