I painted this face a couple of weeks ago, as part of a challenge but I sort of left it as a WIP. I don’t know where to take it and it just doesn’t look finished to me. I was thinking a quote might help but I don’t know. I’ll toss it on the canvas pile and maybe go back to it in a few months and see what happens. It’s part of my standstill with art lately. It’s not that I haven’t been painting or working, but I’m often feeling completely uninspired and unmotivated to create. I honestly think the daily news is bringing me down. For real. I’m in Canada and have always voted NDP or Green (they are both left of center) and while I didn’t vote for Justin Trudeau, I think he’s ok. But it’s not so much our news that brings me down, it’s Donald Trump and everything he stands for. It’s a constant barrage of “OMG” with every headline I see; shock and awe on a daily basis. Personally, I think he and his group are making a gross mockery of the Republican Party and America. US politics seems to be bordering on scary farce with a heap of insanity this year and all of this is messing with my art mojo, LOL. I hate tuning out on the news as I think it’s important to know what’s happening but I sure wish I could live in a media vacuum for a few weeks.
I’m sorry for mentioning politics. I don’t usually do that on my art blog. But sometimes everyone needs a bit of a rant and release. 🙁
On a more fun note, I believe we’re playing a party game of facists and liberals this weekend called Secret Hitler (can’t say I like the game name…). I don’t know much about it but it’s my understanding that it’s something like Werewolf. I know one of the designers is the guy who created Cards Against Humanity so I’m expecting it be weirdly fun. If you’re interested, there’s an article here and a good video narrated by Wil Wheaton explaining how the game works.
I’m adding this art journal spread from last year to make up for being such a downer in my post, lol. Happy weekend all! 🙂