I'm crackin myself up over here. Not because I probably just did one of the craziest portraits of my series (She Speaks For Herself, No. 9), but because I scared myself to death and loved every moment of it.
I needed to do something different. Really different. (And should you paint when you have PMS???) I was getting bored with myself. My bad twin was just eeking to get out after making some nice girls. Whenever I want that crazy creative part of me to come forward, I just think of my daughter. If you've been around here for very long you know that she has always been an inspiration in my art. You never know what color, what style my daughter's hair will be or what she will have on. She can look like pageant queen or rocker dude. She has always made me smile with her sense of wacky style and design.
I've also been listening to some creative voices that are encouraging me to loosen up my out-lining, tighten up my drawing skills, add HANDS (this was such a challenge and scary) and other elements, and push myself a little further every time I show up to paint. SCARY!!
Thank you Lady Gaga for helping with the hands! Isn't she an inspiration to step outside your comfort zone??
This painting was like going to a really good scary movie that finished with a funny ending. And you walk out thinking, "that wasn't a scary movie after all, but it was a fun little drama!"
Let's go see it again.
Now I wonder, if by the time I finish 20 - if they will even look like a series by the same artist. I hope not.
.... that would be really scary......