I chose an artist trading card as the base for my tiny piece, anticipating the small size would keep it manageable. Instead, I found myself laboring over it, worried if the colors were right, whether things blended enough (but not too much), whether the paper's texture was rebelling. I regressed to toil and legalistic technique.
and know that I am God.
My priority these days is living a life less hurried, with less striving. Ambition has a different nature; I have plenty of ambitious goals. However, striving is colored with anxiety and fear. There's enough of that darkness already. I'm aiming to simplify, focusing on the lighter side of life: playfulness, relaxation, joy. In creativity, I crave simplicity too. Something whipped up in less than 10 minutes, lines only, often black and white. The wild, free-flowing ink of my pen is enough.