Friday, April 25, 2008

Sweet slumber...


I am not at all sure why I've done two illustrations in a row of girls sleeping. I am not any more tired than usual. Who knows from where the muse comes? I have learned through many hours of frustration not to force it. If it's not coming naturally, I try to quiet my mind -- not an easy task -- and listen for clues as to what direction I should follow. Sometimes, it means leaving the art behind for a walk or a movie, and other times it means putting down my pen in lieu of a paint brush. It's the listening that's the hard part.

3 comments:

Debbie said...

This one is great!! It is exactly how I've felt for the last month. I really think these would make GREAT prints. I'd buy on in a heart beat! Let me know when you sell them!! XOX

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm so enjoying your illustrations Kerri! I can see these on so many things! You are so talented!

Figaro said...

You, like most artists, wait for the ideas to come and avoid "forcing it". That seems like the natural way to go about your creativity. I unfortunately don't know what that's like. When it's time to write a song, I schedule time to sit down and do so. I'm glad I have enough ideas in my head to just spit out songs in that way, but I wonder how different it would be if I was writing when inspired and "in the moment". I'd love to try it your way, but it just never happens : )

Love the illustrations.. great textures. You rock.