Painting While Grumpy


Artwork-Zebra Zensations Technical Pen and Daniel Smith watercolor in a Hahnemühle Watercolour Book. Princeton Neptune, Round Size 10.

You ever get to that place where you want to do something, but don’t feel like you have the energy, and you aren’t quite sure what you want to do, anyway?

But you really want to do something.

So you start, and then stop, and start something else. And on it goes.

I was that way last night, and decided I’d paint (what a surprise!). But I just couldn’t get into what I was doing. I recognized the mood I was in, and knew I wouldn’t be happy with my painting no matter what. But I made myself keep at it.

There’s a kind of freedom in knowing you won’t succeed. I turned off my brain and just painted and yes. I don’t like it. But I’m not grumpy anymore and I popped myself out of that ‘I don’t know what I want to do’ because I did something.

I think it’s called Art Therapy, lol.

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Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

14 thoughts on “Painting While Grumpy

  1. Well, if I could paint like this – grumpy or not – I’d be happy! This is beautiful, so full of color! Looks like a depiction of an Italian countryside.😍

  2. Art is my meditation. When I get in my grumpy mood I take a look at my art supplies and pick out what I am attracted to and then I am ready to go. I like your painting and want to be in it :))

  3. Sure doesn’t look like a “grumpy” painting! It looks like someplace I would love to visit. Hope you’re feeling better today.

  4. Oh how I can totally relate to this! I think it is in our creative genes. The constant need to create is an addiction. A good one of course! I have a big sketch book that I keep handy for these occasions. Normally I just sketch when I am tired. I also change my hobbies up for a boost. For being not in the mood, you did a great job on this. All the little details!

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