Flying Girl Plays in the Sweet Life, or Sugar
Golden Fluid Acrylic.
This is gonna be short because I had a busy day on not very much sleep, but I muscled through to both paint something new and post. This painting was inspired by the prompt over at Illustration Friday, the word being "sugary".
What's going on with FG today? She's learning it doesn't all have to be Go Go Go. She doesn't always have to be goal oriented, Focused on making that journey and developing her flying muscles.
Sometimes it's okay to enjoy things a little. Sometimes it's okay to allow the sweetness of life to buoy you through the more labor intensive times. Sometimes it's also okay to interact with the world around you. FG is not just in the world of air and thought, but down on earth, playing with the sugar flowers. That reminds me of the clovers we used to pluck when we were litte. We would pick the little purple petals and suck out the nectar for the sweetness. Why can't we do a little more of that in this forward motion life? Sometimes I think the stopping and smelling of the roses is what propels us along farther, faster.
For the Big Draw, I was actually inspired by a part of Keri Smith's book. She has an intro on her site comparing her book to a museum that will contain our unique vision of the world. I thought, hey! I can do that. What is my unique vision? What is the museum of my creativity?
The Museum of Me, Big Draw #4
Writing: (exterior) Love Fountain, Road to the Future, Experience Sculpture Garden, Intention Slope, Gentel Gardens, Zen path, Commitment Fountain, Faith Steps, Path Fountain, Joy Steps, (interior) Awe Arches, Beauty Atrium, Reception, Maps, WC, Coat check, Contemporary Color, The Culture Galleries, Media, Internet, Books, Everyday Sublime, Inspiration in the Divine, Stop and Smell the Cafe, Observation Balcony, It's the little things Shoppe, Perspective Balcony, The Hall of Histories and Mysteries, Silence Observatory, Baby Steps Gallery, The Nature Courtyard and the rest benches.
When I was a child, I loved to create drawings of houses. The younger me drew cross sections, with rooms and their purposes. When I was older, I drew floorplans and dreamed of architecture until I realized how much math I needed (still dealing with my math phobia). So the idea of creating my own museum just sounds fun. Plus, I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. I know it's not really what people think of when they think of drawing, but it's what struck me. And the color is to make the rooms clearer, and hey, just get a little creative, because if I can't get creative with the museum of me, really, that just doesn't make sense.
I do know that there are stairs leading up and leading down, so there are more rooms to explore. But not tonight. Tonight I'm going to go to sleep and hope the kids don't get up too early.