Actually, I booked an art show in August which means I need to have 15-20 pieces framed to show. You may think, "Julie you have plenty of time!" But if I get busy with picture books and Spring school visits and Monkey Ono marketing, I'll have little time for art, and deadlines always come up fast. So I'm jumping in.
The topic this week is WHISKERS.
|Java 2012 j.c.phillipps|
(Above) I had recently taken a photo of my little Java kitty, back lit, with the sun highlighting her whiskers. Since Magoo had just drawn that lovely black and white charcoal picture of the skull, I took a page from his book and did a charcoal Java.
And I like it. I do. But it didn't seem very me. (Maybe because I haven't done a charcoal drawing in years.) And I heard that little voice in my core say,
Little Voice: This isn't it.
Me: Cram it, Little Voice. It's fine.
Little Voice: Eh.
Me: It's only Illustration Friday. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Little Voice: I guess. If you want to be that way ...
Then I started to image how I would do whiskers in collage, so I went ahead and did this:
|Whiskers 2012 j.c.phillipps|
So my Little Voice is happy now and I can move on.