Yesterday, I literally sat and stared at this yellow background for an hour and a half, uninspired and distracted by the intense pain in my face (thank you sinus infection!) Slack-jawed, with eyes tearing up from the pressure, I just sat there, vainly trying to summon something - anything - to the page. Checked my temperature...yup, running hot...damn! Still, I sat there, trying to be just as stubborn and unrelenting as the obstacle I was fighting.
Now I don't always push back so hard against health issues. There are times to be flexible and there are times to be unyielding. I wanted to do some art, plain and simple, and in truth, I was actually sort of angry that some stupid bacterium was getting in my way. So I was trying to stick it out even though head pain is my primary dealbreaker when it comes to art-making. And for that hour and a half, I was at a physical and creative standstill.
Finally, a bit of inspiration made it past my angry sinuses and I began to paint. This colorful fellow is the result. The page itself isn't anything groundbreaking and I'm not sure I even like this image. But I am happy that I was able to create a little something to soothe my soul. Those pesky bacteria are still kicking my ass but I am hopeful that the antibiotics will soon start kicking right back. So remember: healthy or hurting, the best you can do is to just be you!