So it's time to take a train ride. But instead of doing 100 different subjects, why not do a single subject a hundred different ways? Various media, different grounds, a selection of color schemes, a myriad of methods of application (feather duster....check. Slightly squishy potato...(ugh)...check. Cat...
So I sat myself down in a comfy chair, Diet Coke in hand and dogs at my side, and began listing all the methods I'd like to employ on the Polar Bear. I know there has to be about a kajillion. Right now I'm at twenty-five. Shows how atrophied my creative side has become. In frustration I start to grumble to myself. "Why must artists insist on doing things in 100's? Nice round number? Looks pretty in a blog title? 10 is also a nice round number, and a helluva lot easier. Why can't artists like to do things in tens?"
Because ten barely scratches the surface. Ten is just a start. If you do something ten times, you've learned a little from the experience. If you do it one hundred times, and that little bit of experience gets multiplied, then you've learned a heckuva lot more. So I give a little nod of thanks to all of the fabulous artists out there who push me beyond my lazy little comfort zone.
I was going to call this little project '100 Ways To Do A Bear', but was afraid of what kind of weird traffic it would draw to this poor little blog. So coming soon to a computer screen near you: 'The Artistic Polar Bear: 100 Ways in 100 Days'.
So how to you feed a Muse? Start by pouring creative juices in a pot. Add a handful of inspiration, dollop of curiosity, a zest for exploration, a bunch of fun, a load of playfulness, a dash of whimsy, and a hearty peal of laughter. Add other ingredients to taste. Set it to a simmer for a lifetime.
Tickets please, this train is about to leave the station. Let's start at the very beginning.