I sent this to an online creative community acquaintance along with some hand made soap. I hope she likes it!
The sphinx-prince kept watch over the infinite lily pads, his patience intact only through the generous antics of the foolish egret.
“Lilies and pads discourage me so! Ever content to rest on the threshold crushed between water and sky! So magnificent and humble are they I am ashamed to know my own ego!” The egret’s laughter rang across the liquid fields, a waltz to which the water-bugs danced.
Just some quick post cards I shipped out last week. I’ve been struggling with rebuilding the habit of painting so many little things then filling their backs with stories. I’ll keep trying! Luckily, I have a stash of unused ones to send until I stoke my creative flame back to it’s former glory.
What a busy week it ended up being! Next week promises to be even more busy. I fell a bit behind on the faces for this week and have had to do nothing more than quick sketches here and there where I can spare a few minutes.
The 29 Faces Challenge has been a lot of fun and I’ve enjoyed the increased productivity and creativity I’ve encountered by participating. I would like to say I’ll keep up the almost daily drawing but know it’s probable I’ll fall into old habits without the structure of a challenge keeping me creating. I will, however, do my best to maintain this pace!
One habit I like to maintain is a mail art schedule for my friends and family. Unfortunately, when I encounter stresses, poor planning, creative dry spells and myriad other small obstacles I tend to cut the mail art first to focus on other things. Maybe I should make some October resolutions? I resolve to continue creating things that challenge me and to revive my mail art.