Today may have been the easiest day ever for deciding what to draw. Actually it was a pretty easy day all around. Sundays are great. The downside is that I have no idea how I made it to the end of the day so fast and I really don’t feel like I got anything done. At least it was a fun waste of time though. I spent time with my friends. I spent time with my husband. I spent time with my brother. I spent time with my cats. It may not have been productive but I think there’s a chance that it was in some way therapeutic. I actually had a really nice relaxing weekend and I think I was in need of that.
Anyway, when it came time to decide on something to draw I was prepared to finally meet up with some difficulty. I thought I would have to fumble around aimlessly trying to think of something. Instead some long forgotten corner of my brain suddenly decided to blurt out the word “octopus”. I really truly have no idea where that came from. It just did. I wasn’t doing anything remotely related to octopuses. There were no octopuses in anything I was watching, reading or interacting with. It was literally just the first thing that came to mind and for some reason I was oddly vehement about the decision to draw it. Of course since I haven’t had any form of interaction with any octopus either real or imaginary in who knows how long I didn’t really have a very clear mental image of one. I just had to make up what it looked like. That was actually quite fun.
Of course then I assumed the difficulty would come in with the charcoal sketch. Luckily I remembered that it was hand drawing day and that solved that problem. I have mentioned that I love Sundays, yes? I didn’t even try for an original pose this time. Nor did I really try to stay on the page. I just picked a pose and went with it. Today wasn’t really a trying to do anything day. It was a go with the flow day. Tomorrow will be back to business as usual but I’m glad I had today.