Sunday, 29 April 2007

blue girl learns to fly

more scribblings. being left-handed, the side of my hand is covered with blue ink. i have a lot of fun drawing on the blue paper. for some reason, it is less intimidating than a white page glaring at you and taunting you. no, i don't have issues.


Blogger Dancingbear said...

Beautiful stuff, Margaret. I just got back from my trip out west. Still not really feeling the want to draw, so no sketches from me for a while. Sorry.

But you're stuff YAY! Keep it up!!

1 May 2007 at 20:04  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

but, John, i MISS your stuff! i check the blog so often Jeff is starting to make fun of me. More than usual, i mean.

2 May 2007 at 07:32  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Sorry, Margaret. I suck, I know. Can't help it right now though. I'm trying...

2 May 2007 at 11:59  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

I totally get it. i went through periods of months and months without doing a single thing. several times. the thing to remember is that it is something that will end, and that almost all artists worth their salt have times in their life when they were depressed, unmotivated and needed the time to take care of themselves. ok, enough lecturing from me, i'm just rootin' for ya.

2 May 2007 at 16:44  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

and you don't even remotely suck.

2 May 2007 at 16:45  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Thanks Margaret for the pep talk. I've never in my life ever felt like this. I can't bring myself to draw anymore. I guess that way I don't have to worry about being critisized. It's a cowardly way out, but I'm not getting closer to drawing again, so who knows. This could be over for me...just have to wait and see.

2 May 2007 at 22:54  
Blogger margaret atkinson said...

hmmm...we all need to get together and sit at the kitchen table until something happens. or something...
i find it especially hard when my identity IS or has been "that girl who can draw good" since kindergarten. what am i without it? if i quit for a while am i still worthwhile? am i still me? you have amazing talent, john. but i say that not to make you feel obligated, or guilty or anything else. besides the fantastic talent and ability, you are a person who encourages others, and who is kind and obviously sensitive ( oh my god, this is SO soppy, but i can't help it)and millions of other things...but in any case, this is a very tough time, and i hear that.

3 May 2007 at 08:36  
Blogger Dancingbear said...

Thanks, Margaret. You hit the nail on the head there. Without art, what is an artist? As my friend says, "When we're not working it's like we fade away, cease to exist"
He's right.

3 May 2007 at 12:57  

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