Alternative title; Sometimes you get inspired working in a place you don’t think you’re going to get anything done!
Ok, so I was a little grumpy on Saturday. For a variety of reasons, but mainly because I went out Friday and when I woke up Saturday, I realised I had spent way too much money and drunk way too much a little too much and was praying for death a little hungover.
So I was having trouble getting motivated. Then as further evidence that the universe hates me, after a day of doing nothing, My flat had a power blackout at around 5:30 in the evening. So I decided I would just go to a local bar to pass the time. Still in a grumpy mood at this time, I dismissed calling any friends, thinking I’d just take a book. Then I thought I’d take a sketchbook and see what happened.
After all the place, bar nancy, plays good music, is very quiet and has BEER! a inspirational atmosphere.
I had come up with one other idea for a drawing, but it was one of those where I could see a rough overall layout, but when I tried to imagine any of the details, the layout changed, which I know for me means It most likely to be a frustrating failure once I try to put it on paper.
So I sat down and after getting over the horror that is facing a blank page, I drew a book cover, did a bit a spiral out of it. I liked it, it was only a few lines, but it was a start that I saw potential in.
Then I remembered earlier in the week I had fallen asleep reading a book. Like literally, struggling to hold the book upright and keep my eyes open. For some reason, I love it when that happens every now and then (just not too often).
So I thought of including that feeling in the drawing. That’s how I got the end result. OK… it’s not a finished drawing, but I was happy with the sketch. Oh… and I was in a much better mood for doing it!
PS. I just wanted to point out I had a very good time on with interesting and wonderful people on Friday. My bad mood was due to my ability to be a cranky bastard.
PPS. I know, I know. If I was worried about spending money on Friday, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go to a bar and spend more money on beer… but BEER!?!?!
PPPS. Happy 60th mum!