And Those Who Were Dancing

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche

Dancing-sm

It still takes a lot of mental energy for me to create art.  Some art journalists talk about how relaxing it is to sit and unwind by painting or doodling, but I find I need to have some spark left in me in order to get started.  Long hours at work often leave me feeling like the most I can accomplish is watching House of Cards on Netflix.

Last night I was feeling a creative deficit after a weekend of all work and NO play, but I was tired and unmotivated.  So I started cutting pictures out of a magazine and gluing down a collage, which I may or may not use at some point as the base of another piece of art.  But that got me going enough to do a rough sketch of the woman in this painting, and THAT was enough to give me the motivation to start painting her tonight.

I found the quote while searching the internet for a different quote that I accidentally threw away while chopping up magazines last night.  I love the quote, and think it was just the finishing touch the piece needed.

3 thoughts on “And Those Who Were Dancing

  1. Beautiful! I find that I have trouble getting started with most everything artistic, but once I get started I can’t stop until it’s completely finished.

  2. I love this because it is a tribute to women in all their roundness, uniqueness, differentness, and beauty. That is what you captured.

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