Nothing new lately

This has been a horrible week for drawing. I keep trying but my hand is doing its own thing. It's completely frustrating and becoming such a nuisance that nothing I make is satisfying. I'm beginning to wonder if it's the tool I'm using. I know it's not, but I'm even switching to different pens and pencils with hope of unlocking by jam. Then I question if I'm using the wrong size paper. Am I limiting myself by using small pads? They didn't bother me before, but maybe my mind needs a new space to play.

The one good thing about all this is that I know it never lasts forever, and it often means that a breakthrough is just around the corner which will lead to a new plateau. The plateau isn't the attractive part, but the fact that it's one step up is. I'll keep plugging away. I hope that verbalizing this is a way to get the funk out of my head so I can stop thinking so much and just draw. 

Published in: on May 8, 2006 at 6:59 pm  Leave a Comment