I told you I was wanting to sketch some cows. I bet you didn't expect this goofy little drawing. I saw these cute cows on a card and thought they would be fun to draw. Easy. My artist brain just defaulted to copy mode. I use to tell my kids all the time, "It takes so little to be above average in the work force" and I believe it. I'm just settling for average today, not taking myself too seriously, just having fun. I guess we all need days like that. But, as I get older I find it harder and harder to push and be disciplined about my goals. I'm not hungry enough I'm sure and not uncomfortable enough to sweat the hard work for the next level. "The throbbing vein will take you farther than any thinking" -Rumi. So tomorrow I refuse to take on the herd mentality of mediocrity. I will rise above this comfort level and stretch myself once again. When asked about the easy reads his books offered, Mark Twain said, "Great books are wine, mine are water - but everyone drinks water."
So I'll just have to enjoy my watered down art today.
But I don't want a mediocre life, love or art. What do you do to rise above the level of mediocrity?