I took a break from self teaching digital art while I went home for a while. Which, considering I neither had the time or equipment to do it, was fair enough. But then when I got back I didn’t exactly jump right back to it. If getting back in the saddle were a metaphor for writing my blog posts and painting then I lazily waddled over towards the horse, decided it smelled and looked a bit untamed, and chose to take a nap in the nearby hay barn instead.
You might think but S didn’t you write some posts once you got back? Why yes, yes I did. Not long after starting my nap in the barn the stable boy popped up, kicked me and told me I had to move the horse. I tentatively got on the kind of wild looking horse and moved it a few paces. It reared, threw me off and I bruised my bum. I moved it like the stable boy asked… he didn’t say how far I had to move it. And went back to napping in the barn.
It’s been a pretty good nap in the barn but hay does start to scratch and cause itching after a while. I need to start the horse taming process again. Last night, unable to sleep, I tapped away on my laptop and came up with a reasonable post and inspired by one of it’s topics I got to work on some painting today.
I’m pretty proud of it but it took me about two hours so I’m clearly still learning…
Hopefully now that I’m sitting comfortably back on that saddle the horse doesn’t get any crazy ideas because my bum is still bruised from the last fall. Thanks to Mindfump for giving me a leg up, it was the outstretched hand I needed.