Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Flying Girl Finds Her Superpowers and They Are Plain Old Her, or Hero

Flying Girl Finds Her Superpowers and They Are Plain Old Her, or Hero 10/13
Golden Fluid Acrylics.

Yesterday I didn't want to paint. I was tired. Tired of always having to find something weighty and philosophical to paint about. Tired of needing to be deep. Tired of working.

However, I did not want to not paint, because, I think, it makes me feel good. At least once I've passed that ugh-I-hate-this phase. Also, it has become part of my routine now, and if I didn't write, I might just have sat there, feeling as if my hands were empty and I was missing something.

So, instead of moaning or wracking my brain for something challenging, I went simple and fun. Maybe it's something I need to do every couple of weeks... remind myself to lighten up and have fun.

So I thought... Superhero! Complete with cape in that classic old comic book style. I was thinking the bright red and blue thing, but that is maybe my least favorite color scheme. So then I thought "The Dark Knight" and the skyline of Metropolis on a cloudy night, and I thought... monochrome! Woohoo! A SuperFlyingGirl is born.

And that is all. Sometimes we don't have to stretch our abilities to find the super. Sometimes we are super just the way we are. No need for otherworldly powers or being better than anyone or everyone else. Just be Us. Yay Us.
The Purple Hulkette and PooPoo Man, 10/13/08
The Big Draw #13
Pen, Gel Pens

writing: The Purple Hulkette. You won't like me when I'm angry.
Poo Poo Man. I fart in your general direction.

These are my sidekicks. Or are they my nemeses? Don't know.

By the way, that is G's real superhero. He made it up. He gave him fart power. He runs around making fart noises and pointing them in your general direction. I am not making it up. I did make Ivy's up. Although it's based in baby tantrum land. Woe be to the mommy who denies Purple Girl what she wants.

I'm going to try to be short with this post, because a) I think I post too long, and b) I need to fit writing into my short schedule and am overwhelmed as it is.

After looking at my schedule yesterday, I have come to some conclusions. I really can't cut housework down any farther than I already have. The internet must be curtailed, so if I am not around as much for the next 6weeks or so, that is why. I still would like to continue posting and commenting when I can, but the browsing must go kaput. I'd also still like to keep painting during November. I don't know if it's possible to do it everyday when I am also writing 2000 words or so everyday, too. It will be a challenge.

And I am gearing up for it. In fact, I'm going to go and work on my nanowrimo novel outline right now.


Lynn said...

This is funny. I like the superheros and the farting one and their angry looks. Thanks for the smile.

Natasha said...

I needed a Superhero today - I didn't know that till I got here but I did. Thanks FG! Good luck with the writing and painting with your sidekicks. Lok forward to seeing what you churn out

sukipoet said...

These super heros are very expressive of their feelings. Love the mouths.

honeybee said...

I am glad I found you, Rowena! You are an inspiration to me. How you can be so creative with two young children is absolutely amazing.

I was thinking about you & FG when I was listening to this tune from the 70's:


I love the imagery of the lyrics:

"She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running
Like a watercolour in the rain"

Beautiful, huh?

Karen Mowrey said...

Ok, love the FG supergirl fun one

But...or should I spell BUTT...we are a "pull my finger" kind of family so guess who is my favorite superhero here today. Probably because he made it up. Let me tell you something else pretty funny. We were corrected by little miss Pajama Girl last year. She came home from Pre-K telling us we must not use that "f" word anymore. It is more polite to call them "toots". Oops, that blew my mom of the year award that year, oh fart!

Anonymous said...

You should just play around more often because that is a great fly girl - I love the colors or rather color.

ophelia rising said...

Ha! I love the "I fart in your general direction" one. Come to think of it, my boy does this, too. (But if he made it into a superhero, he would like it even better! :)

I know what you mean about the Internet taking up so much time. I have trouble sometimes focusing on my work, b/c I'm too focused on this lovely blogland. So, at times, I have to bow out for awhile, as well.

Your powers of organization inspire me, as usual, and I am compelled to follow in your footsteps as best I can. Thank you for the idea of the lists, too. I love reading yours, and gain a lot of needed perspective and motivation from them. Coming away from reading your blog, I am always ready to work. Thank you for that. :)

D'Arcy said...

I love the FG Superhero!! In Brooklyn there is a Superhero Supply store, selling capes and secret identities and so many other fun things that I loved when I was there.

You're Superhero is a Warrior and she rocks! Way to go girlfriend!!

Anonymous said...

I need to cut back on the internet too--but I can't miss Flying Girl (my hero!) or you. Can't for NaNo. Glad you're coming along.

Mim said...

Don't you just hate it when real life gets in the way of blogging? good luck with catching up and keep FG going.

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