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Clementines, Pickup Trucks , Little Boys and Other Things

By Dolci @dolcimirabella
I really wasn't going to wait so long to post another entry, but, time does zoom along. I created this little sketch earlier this week and really liked the look of it. I have started to create an acrylic painting which is on my worktable now.Clementines, Pickup Trucks , Little Boys and Other Things I liked the sketch so much, that I decided to add an outline using my #1 Micron Pen. I might just paint it again using watercolor...Hmm, I'll have to give that a try.Clementines, Pickup Trucks , Little Boys and Other Things I have finally painted "Zippy" the old pickup truck. I was going to make it into a valentine for my Grandson, Casey. I have not decided about it yet. He was flipping through my sketchbook one day. He counted how many of the drawings were of girls and how many were boys. He liked some of the female pictures, but he wanted to know if I could draw more boys. I'll have to work on that, certainly. He didn't see it, but I did one of him while I was on vacation cruising in the Bahamas.
Clementines, Pickup Trucks , Little Boys and Other ThingsI read with interest what goes on in some of my favorite creative/artist-blogger's posts. Some seem so productive and successful.Kelly Rae wrote a very provocative article about celebrating yourself and the skills that you possess "The Secret Ingredient is You". She was upset because another artist had used some examples of work that looked strikingly similar to her work.  In addition, someone else had posted information on a blog using Kelly Rae's exact words. This is distressing, mainly because it seems like many creatives are trying to get to the same place - publication, national recognition, or licensed at the same time. It's distressing because CREATIVITY should NOT be a competition... Hello! Creativity and the work around it comes from within. If an artist produces work worthy of note, other creatives should acknowledge that person and produce original work as their own examples.
Another inspirational artist who's work I read and admire is Leah author of Creative Every Day. Each month Leah posts a theme and produces some examples of her work in the topic. This month the theme has been Cosmos - a beautiful, broad and exciting topic. If a creative person is looking for ideas, Leah is a great resource.I guess I had better go back to painting.
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