…That whole contest thing was a little stressful. Any time I do something new or outside of my comfort zone, I pretty much freak out. Hives, burning ulcer, sleepless nights… it’s not easy being me. But how terrifying, to put my art out for everyone to see, offering it for free! … and knowing only like 2 people would care. But those are the type of thing I must do. Hopefully you will be a witness from my humble beginnings to my wild success! LOL
And art is one of the many things I do to combat the paralyzing anxiety i can get. Anxiety, depression, blah, blah blah. There… now you all know. I’m a hot mess. Besides the yoga, dance and all that jazz…the art has been some of my best medicine. It’s helped me on my darkest days, and it definitely beats any prescriptions they put me on.
I’ve always been drawn to gypsies… specifically what I imagined they would wear, or what I would wear if I could be a gypsy of some sort. Coins, hip-scarves, long flowing skirts… and then I got to drawing these awkward figures, with their quirky belly dancer outfits and dangly jewelry, and well… the only thing I could think of that they were gypsies. Anyway, I just found some photos of the original Yoga Gypsy drawing… before she got glued and painted into the painting seen on the December page of the calendar.
Also you’ll find some of the other gypsies from my sketchbooks. I hope to get some of my other drawings out there and available for your collection. 🙂
What would we find in your sketchbooks?