Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Now I lay me down
The theme for this weeks Creative Tuesday is Healthy. Well, I had trouble thinking of something healthy. No, that's not entirely true, I thought of tons of things that are healthy, however, I couldn't think of anything healthy that I could actually draw or paint.
I had this neat idea of a woman making her way into a lake of milk, where at closer look the sandy shore was really a mix of Kashi and Grape Nuts, a few palm trees hanging bananas, oranges and of course some fish , multi colored, perhaps trout, swimming underneath the milky sea, just to add some Omega-3 to the healthy buffet. But, nope. Couldn't get it looking the way I wanted to.
So, seeing most doctors feel that sleep is both healthy and necessary to the human body, and seeing I couldn't figure out how to properly convey sleep, without the whole little boy sleeping in bed with a glow-in-the-dark crescent moon pasted to his wall, perhaps with his mother peeking in through the cracked door, letting just a trickling of the hallway light creep in. But yeah, there was no way I'd pull that one off, the bed ok, the crescent moon, yep, the shadowy space, door and trickling of light, yep, the little boy, maybe, seeing he'd be under covers, but the mom, nope.
Well, this long intro aside, I thought of dreams, which I totally knew I could pull off. And that's where this piece came from. Phew….