There are several classes and challenges going on around Blogland and as usual I'm trying to do too much at once. When that happens I always get overwhelmed and then somewhat paralyzed which results in no art. I'm in that mode right now! My brain is whirling with ideas but the rest of me isn't participating.
My inner critic is working overtime, too. There's so much beautiful art being shown on the blogs and when I spend time looking at it I begin to doubt my own abilities and go into that "why bother" thing. I know it doesn't do any good to fall into that trap but it happens occasionally. I'm not telling you this to get advice but rather to just let you know it's happening. I KNOW what to do to get out of this but sometimes I just don't listen to my own advice!
But this morning I managed to sketch out a woman to paint. You may not be able to see this very clearly but here she is....
I'm not sure where she's going from here or when I'll finish her but when I sat down with the pencil and the canvas this is who appeared.