As much as I am interested in politics, various issues and world events, my first love is truly in The Arts.
Art keeps me sane. Whenever I work on a project, nothing else exists in those moments. It is a nice resort from the daily assault occurring by this administration and all the weirdness in the world.
Lately, I have been focusing a great deal on painting and drawing. Most of my drawings are in pastels, graphite or charcoal, and my paintings are largely done in acrylic or oils. There are other areas of the artworld where I create, too, but drawing and painting have taken priority for now. It has become a nice way to escape for a little while.
So last weekend when exhausted and unable to sleep, I decided to paint a restless rainy night – indicative of my mood at the time.
Below is the result:
After painting this piece, I was really hoping it would rain so I could fall asleep.
I get the feeling many of us have had sleepless nights of late unable to turn off our thoughts. When that happens, make it an opportunity to do something creative and productive even if it means nothing to anyone but yourself – that’s what will make it meaningful ; )
The most important thing to remember when you encounter your own restless, rainy night is this: Don’t let The Dumb Bastard get you down!