Creative Energies: Week in Review

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Ah, the vagaries of creative energy…where does it come from and where does it go?

A week full of desire to work–finally!–but not enough time, never enough time, though I did use more shreds of it than I thought I could. I guess I should just be happy that I have forward momentum again, which surprisingly, I actually do. I’ve been channeling more of my creative energies into cooking and food lately rather than art. My sister got me watching Top Chef, and for some unknown reason, it’s sparked my entire energy level and motivation. Why? Who knows. Drawing still happens on a daily basis, and with a bit more enthusiasm; obviously, I’ve been looking at Toppi and am thinking book characters again. My favorites are the overhead crowd drawing, the dapper gentleman in gray, the crossed legs (men’s trousers and shoes!) and the springy men running.

This week is dedicated to Zach and Kimmie, Art Institute students I met on Monday night, who inspired me with their excitement about the creative possibilities around them. When you can “make someone’s life” with a little kindness, how bad a world can it be?

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