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Monday, November 26, 2012

The War Of The Muses

Draw draw draw!

No! Write write write!

Draw!

Write!

It's a rather nice predicament to have, since so rarely do either of the muses come around at the same time. In my teen years the writing and drawing muses were close pals of mine. Nowadays, not so much. And I miss that. The writing muse has been coming around a lot the last few years, which is really nice. The art muse is like that friend who lives far away that you rarely get to see, and when she does stop by, you make the most of it while she's there, because she ain't a stayin' for long. Right now the two muses are vying for my attention, and it's great, especially since I'm not working I have the time to share part of the day with both. Currently I'm working on a graphite drawing of a ruined medieval Hungarian church, it's remains the only thing left of a village that had once surrounded it. After that I really want to start on a portrait of Oscar Wilde because I think he is just fabulous. It's going to be tough to choose which picture of him to draw, many are just awesome and would be so much fun to draw any of them, but I need to hold off until my ruined church drawing is complete.

Don't hate me because I'm awesome.


The Thanksgiving holiday kinda  put the kibosh to my goal of getting the first draft done by the end of the month, which is Friday. I may still achieve it yet if I get to work and the words flow from me smoothly. We'll see. It was nice to see my family on T-Day, since I live three hours away and don't get to see them very often. The boyfriend had to work the entire holiday weekend, which kind of sucked, but was good because cha-ching! He makes good money as it is, but add double time to three of the four days of the holiday weekend, and that fourth day time and a half, and it is worth it. I suppose. Sucks to spend the holiday working, but many people do anyway.

So now that I'm done eating my lunch, I'm going to cut this post short so I can finish up my house chores and get to work on my drawing and novel. I shall post a picture of my drawing when it's complete.

2 comments:

Thea said...

I'm jealous - I always wished I could draw well! I settle for knitting/crocheting when it comes to visual art. Depending on the project, the yarn craft muse usually takes a backseat to the writing muse, but I do try to set aside certain times for it (so I can, um, feel better about the amount of yarn in my house...and then go buy more).

K.E. Skedgell said...

Hahaha! You crack me up. That sounds like what I do when it comes to gardening. This past year not so much, but I have become quite the hoarder of plants. Not as bad as some people, but worse than others. I have plants I bought in 2011 that have yet to make it into the ground, they sit on the patio in their pots. Some day they'll be placed into Mother Earth, but not today.