Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is Charles Maximus Horribilis: He lives over my husband's desk, and we point to him whenever either one of us is being unnecessarily cranky. I originally created him to serve two purposes: as an example for a watercolor class I was teaching at the time, and as gift to Charley, to pull him out of a bad mood. He's a sucker for anthropomorphic animals, particularly if they're looking petulant. Well, I posted Charles Maximus Horribilis today because he's the perfect illustration of my own mood last week. I was sick. I was too busy. And I was cranky. I didn't really make anything worth mentioning in the studio all week either since I spent all of my non-teaching time working to take decent pictures of my children's book illustrations. And while this activity is certainly a benign one, it left me feeling a bit creatively stifled. So away I go this morning to work on a new painting. I'm thinking about owls.
Posted by Kaetlyn Wilcox at 8:07 AM