Well, last night turned out to be a surprisingly fun night where I got to tap into my creative side without having to write a word... well... I take that back, I did write a few words but that's only because this creative outlet that I speak of was my effort to design the cover to the novel that I plan to share on New Year's Day.
At first, I just wanted to slap something simple together to create somewhat of a rough draft for someone who actually knows what they're doing to take what I've made and gussy it up to look more professional. Though this is still the plan, I have to say, I'm pretty proud of the rough draft that I managed to come up with and had a blast in the process of making it.
It felt so nice to take a break from the thought processes involved in writing, where the emotions that you tap into are much more literal as opposed to the more Zen-like feelings that you get when creating an image from thought. I'm sure it's different for artists who are pros but for me, I get so focused on trying to recreate what I see in my head that it allows me to block out the rest of the world.
That said, it would be super nice to be able to draw or paint with the ease of the art form being a second language to where I could express the same emotions that I explore through words but right now, I'm happy enough to draw things that are recognizable as the objects that I'm trying to represent.
Hopefully, a time will come where I become where I will settle into an existence where I'm not manically trying to figure out a way to make a living on my own terms to where I can have more time to spread out my interests because it would be interesting to see what this bothered brain could accomplish in art if I actually knew what I was doing.
Oh well, we'll see if I ever get there but first I must get through today in my efforts to accomplish this goal. As always, I'll check in tomorrow with another update on my progress where hopefully the cover that I'm working on will be at a point where I can share. Until then, it's time that I say good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.
Talk to you soon,
The Wicker Breaker