Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rough Night, Worse Day, But Something Nice to Show in the End.

Last night, a little after midnight, I got a creative itch that wouldn't stop. I knew that this was a big one and that no sleep would come until I had satisfied this late night urge to create. So I sat down at my drafting table and went to work. The only problem is that after I was done, my brain was super stimulated and I spent the rest of my night desperately trying to sleep while visions of artwork not yet created danced on the insides of my eyelids. When I woke up, I received a nasty surprise as I discovered that an ex-friend of mine had decided to attack my artwork on a public portfolio page with over a dozen nasty comments. He also decided to post my address and phone number all over the comments as well. Pretty sure that this isn't legal. Also not sure how this man thinks that this is anything other than extreme loser behavior since I haven't spoken to him since last Thanksgiving. Definitely a bit more than pathetic.

Not the best way to start the day.

Overall, I've had a pretty rough night and day, but I'm excited to share the small ACEOs that I created last night during that feverish burst of creativity. I also worked on a small painting of some zinnias picked from my parent's garden, but it still needs about another hour or so of work before I'll be ready to show it.

" Sisters " ~ 2.5" x 3.5" Watercolor and ink

"The Blue Flower " ~ 2.5" x 3.5" Watercolor and ink

Has anyone else out there ever gotten a creative itch that just wouldn't stop? Have you discovered, as I have, that the internet is a lovely place to meet lovely people but also a terrifying playground for psychopaths? Just wondering...


  1. the write up is interesting...
    the way you choose to overcome is nice...
    the outcome of the 'itch' is beautiful...
    i think every true artist gets into this sometime or other...

  2. This is a wonderful piece of artwork stemming from an 'itch'. Kudos to you as well for addressing the psycho in this manner. A gentle response does indeed turn away wrath and shame to him for being little. Btw, I like the Vixen. Want it, actually so let's talk.

  3. Every artist must get this itch at some point. I know I've had my fair share (now included). Saw your "Sisters" painting on craftgawker and absolutely had to click. My younger sister and I have gone through our share of bickering and have grown so much closer as we've grown older. This is a beautiful little painting that struck a chord with me: I have red hair and she has brown.

    Good luck with the ex-friend. People bent on vengence are a trial.


  4. Thank you so very much everyone!!
    Anita, we can talk anytime. :) Glad you like the Vixen.
    TuckooandMooCow, I'm so glad that you like that painting. It's one of my favorites as well, because it's more personal. My sister and I have also had our fair share of spats but I love her more than life itself. I'm glad that it struck a chord with you as well. :)