AEDM#6 – Expression

Expression © Sue O’Kieffe 2010

During last year’s AEDM, I vaguely remember saying I was going to open the moleskin journal I purchased in 2008. I never got around to it until last night. Whoo boy did that fill me with anxiety. Facing a blank page in a fancy schmancy sketch book. I just let the voices  have their moment.

Who do you think you are?

What’s so great about these journals anyway?

Whaaaa I want my old sketchbook

Picasso used one of these? Well, c’mon Sue. You ain’t him. These books are for ARTISTS.

And then I had the chutzpah to open up the package of pitt pens I’ve been hoarding for as long as I have the moleskin.

Other voices took over.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, Sue. Just see what it’s like.

This could be fun to try something new.

Wow, the pen sure feels different on the page. And look. No blobs like the sharpies leave. I like that.

So this little guy appeared on the page, sort of a dancing gecko sprite dude. And that was all I needed for the night. Im sure I’ll be back to play some more.

7 thoughts on “AEDM#6 – Expression

  1. I so know that clenching at opening a page in something fancy schmancy. Or even just a new sketchbook. Or an old one when I’m ready to “draw something” and something won’t come. Total whimsy here. Lovin’ it!

  2. Wooowhooo! Its good to know that I am not the only one who hears those voices. My goodness, but they are annoying. Love the doodle! 🙂

  3. I don’t know why the little beast or critic keeps popping up and making us feel unworthy. I’m glad you surpassed the nonsense and created such a whimsical gecko.

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