Sunday, November 11, 2012

Laughing - at myself or someone else?

You be the judge! I just read this blog post all about how a particular artist plans and organizes her blog posts. She's got a calendar and on it writes what she's going to post about. I totally cracked up. Then I thought - hm, is that the "right" way to do things? Then I cracked up again. What is WRONG with me today?

This blog is what the inside of my head would look like if you could crack it open, only messier. I don't plan what I'm going to say. That's not to say that I don't sometimes edit a little. But mostly this is just my crap and my opinions and my life.

Yesterday I wanted to sketch an octopus in my new sketchbook, so I did. Here is how it started:

Little more, still pretty cartoon-y, but I like cartoons:

Here he is all ready for inking and paint:

He's orange, I have no idea why:

I colored in his words with Sharpie water-based poster paint marker:

Ajae said he looks angry, but he wasn't supposed to, he's just hanging out. And his words say "Don't worry too much about making sense". I was sketching him in the morning before work at Starbucks and one of the guys who works there came over and asked me about it (even with earbuds in, people still talk to me, I attract lots of stranger conversations somehow!!) and I was like "Oh, yeah. I don't even know why I felt like drawing an octopus." Like I needed a reason!! How silly am I? I wanted an octopus and now I have one. Who cares why?


  1. I'm a bad blogger too. I used to blog soo much- and then all of sudden people were asking me to be part of blogging groups and I was struggling to come up with posts and I was worried about having time for my posts and blogging started to feel like a second full time blog. I started mine just to share with family and a few friends things I had been doing and it got out of control. Now I'm trying to get back to blogging more like you are- posting when I want and not worrying so much if anyone is even reading- just having fun with it again. I love your octopus- orange is my favorite color so I think he rocks!

  2. second full time job. Sometimes my brain goes faster than my typing-sorry-lol.

  3. ps- I love your blog because it is like we get to peek inside your head and hear your thoughts :)