*Day 3 of Everyday Sketching by Jon Stitch on Creativebug.com.
You would think that since books are rectangular, this would be easy. I had to start over three times and I’m still not thrilled with the final result, but I learned that I need to shade the shadows lighter. I really like Jon Stitch’s teaching style – very Zen.
“The truth is, there is no such thing as a personal problem. If you’ve got a problem, chances are millions of other people have had it in the past, have it now, and are going to have it in the future. Likely people you know too. That doesn’t minimize the problem or mean that it shouldn’t hurt. It doesn’t mean you aren’t legitimately a victim in some circumstances.
It just means that you’re not special.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
I was inspired by the spring cacti in my yard.
So I began to paint…
16-year old daughter: Whatcha painting?
Me: A really stinky cactus.
D: Oh yeah? What’s it smell like?
Me: Garbage and butt.
D: It looks like a monster on Monsters, Inc.
Me: (laughing hysterically)
D: Draw some arms and legs on it. Call it, “Open to Interpretation.”
The world is a vast, vast place
Our lives are short, relatively speaking
Keep a wide perspective,
Don’t focus on the small
Do you want to be remembered for your immaculate car and house?
Are you really going to get upset about traffic and a rude co-worker or boss?
Or…do you want to leave a legacy of love and passion?
What you focus on grows.