Tuesday, September 19, 2006
The best laid plans of mice and men ...
I had planned to write a new blog entry and create an illustration for IF this afternoon. But, sheesh, I've had a headache since noon yesterday that just won't go away. I'm not feeling inspired.
So instead of a new illustration of the change of seasons, or giving change to a panhandler, or how I would look if I changed my hair to platinum blonde, here is an old "exercise" that I did in a creativity course I took in the spring. We were given 10 minutes to make a - what is it? A fan? depicting two sides of ourselves. One that we didn't like so much, and one that we wanted to cultivate. The first side of mine has me standing shut-eyed in the middle of life's highways. Totally unengaged from all that is going on, having no influence on the traffic all around me. The second side is me as the primo director of my life. Family/home, art, good food, fun (I think I drew flowers thinking I would become a gardener this year. Then it got hot and I never went outside again. What was I thinking!). I don't think I have figured out the map yet, but at least I am on the road.