So I am having my own private self reflective nerdfest* today. I have been in the studio, but have been a little bit under the weather and putting a little bit of pressure on myself to accomplish something (not a good space for fostering creativity).... My head says one thing, but my hands and eyes don't seem to be speaking the same language. I am trying to pull together a collection of personal work. I cut and paste my recent favorites that I have finished in the last couple of years and I was studying them. It is so helpful looking at them all together....I can see that they all look like the same person did them, so there is a personal style developing here; they all started with a pencil sketch; the subject matter was something I was very inspired by; I let go of trying to control each piece too much and slipped into that "zone" where my head stopped talking and my hands took over; oh and I had a lot of fun with each of these and had that feeling of sweet surprise when they were finished (the BEST feeling)... So, I am reminded to get my head out of the way and put my heart back in there and have FUN. There is an extra step of letting go that I need to remember when I switch out of doing my commercial illustration. And I think I will wait until I feel a bit better before I expect too much.
Here is the grouping of my personal favorites that I was looking at:
*nerdfest - a private party in which one is way too self focused (and not in a good way).