Well, this morning I was looking through that folder and decided to finish an almost completed post that I began way back on March 11, 2014. (Yes, you read that right--we're talking four years ago!)
Here's what I had all ready to post, but for some reason never did:
Aside from looking at truly great works of art, such as this,
|Sybil of Delphi, from the Sistine Chapel murals, by an artist who's somewhat well-known.|
I also enjoy creating truly not-great imitations, such as this.
|From a girlhood sketchbook, by someone a lot less famous than Michelangelo.|
My artwork will never hang in the Louvre, but that's okay. Even if the works I manage to produce aren't on par with the masters, the fact that I enjoy the process of producing them should be enough. And it is. Working on them has made my life so much richer, if only for the joy of the creative process. And if art doesn't produce joy, then what is it for?
That being said, I'm taking a few days off from blogging about doing artwork...so I can actually, you know, DO artwork. I have an ABC Book to finish for my grandchildren! (And thankfully, one need not be a Michelangelo to create illustrations that might appeal to little folks.) So I'll see you in a few days...and hopefully by then, the E and F pages will be completed!
Well, I'm happy to say that in the four years since I wrote that unfinished post, I have completed the E and F pages, as well as the pages for some of the other letters.
Otherwise, it will end up being a book for my great-grandchildren!