Vague and restless today. I have the urge to be painting but not to actually start a painting. I know this mood pretty well–anything I start will suck wombats, because I have no idea what I want to do, I have no vision, the Muse is on vacation, I’m just sort’ve creatively restless. Likewise, I’ve no desire to work on anything currently in progress, because I’ll wind up getting disatisfied and wrecking the thing by attempting to overhaul a mostly-done piece and redo it all in neon pink or something. It’s not quite artist’s block–it generally only lasts an evening, or at most, two or three days–but it’s annoying. Things that I work on in this mood are inevitably frustrating and consigned to the circular file.

Being me, I always try and force something anyway, usually with regrettable results. Case in point, a random digital layout doodle, obviously not going anywhere in particular–some kind of winged cat thingy. This is what I got when I gots nothin’.


Not really worth pursuing, but it did remind me of a sketch I’ve got laying around with a demonic cat holding a small, damned-soul mouse in a sort’ve Dante-esque moment. Maybe I oughta dig that out.

Maybe I oughta just play a little more “Ruins of Myth Drannor,” watch Invader Zim and wait for inspiration to hit, or for a more productive mood to settle. I love Invader Zim. Have you the brainworms!?


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