INKtober day fifteen–flower people

little known trivia about the artist here: one of my favorite things to draw is toenails.

early one today. see, i want to be out doing garden work, but i needed to make yogurt. it’s a couple hour process that keeps me in the kitchen. i actually have my work desk in the kitchen (i’m a kitchen witch) so it worked out to do the picture earlier so i don’t have to worry about it later when i am exhausted from garden work. so i didn’t do splatter & ink blot self-testing, i drew a flower i could see out my window (i love cone flowers!) and drew my mood.

i’m feeling very discouraged about my art.

but i used extra ink to prep pages for later inkings. speaking of ink. i used more color variety in this one than usual. i like it okay. i like that i have (as fidgit used to say) a big imagination, but i sometimes wish…well, often wish, i had more appeal. i mean, i like my stuff (usually) and i have some beautiful & devoted fans…. but i will look at the pages of others & see a ba-jillion “likes” whereas i am doing great to get four.

so i wonder at my lack of appeal.
where are my people?
how do i find them?

so my flower is sad & the sky is stormy…but i did put blue in the back…hope.
tomorrow is another day.
another inking.
van gogh died having only sold one painting.

maybe i can sell two.

(i totally forgot to squiggle in my clouds….)

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Author: emje

oh! i know who i am now i am sad & silly i am fierce & fantastic i am passionate & magical i am a fucking unicorn

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