Friday, December 30, 2005

Not Just a One Trick Pony

Yesterday I mentioned that the holidays are a time when I lose focus. Another reason for this can also be the need to shake things up a bit. If an artist doesn't feed herself with inspiration the well runs dry. Sometimes the very things that were inspirational yesterday don't provide a spark today. Part of my job is to constantly awaken my senses. This is not always an easy task.

As a member of EBSQ, I have an opportunity to participate in their monthly internet exhibitions. One theme for the month of January is "The Seven Deadly Sins". This idea did spark my interest. We are all guilty of these. They are as follows: Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger, Greed and Sloth. Pardon me, but Lust seemed to be the most interesting (though gluttony is a daily battle :) ). I decided to work on this idea for part of today's activities. I am trying to challenge my own Western sensibilities of what is ok in the realm of sensuality. I may even risk offending someone with this but then I have to ask myself why would it? So today's image is a 15 minute sketch about the concept of lust. Perhaps it will become a painting someday. Let me know what you think.

So please excuse me for changing up from my regular subjects of animals as seen on my website. Just part of the process.

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