I really liked the circular drawing I did of the mushroom garden - affectionately named after Alice (yes, Lewis Carroll's Alice.)
However, it didn't scan very well, so I decided to try and play with it a bit in Photoshop (CS4 version), using my Wacom Bamboo Drawing Pad.
This is the result:
I wish now that I had made a perfect circle, instead of just drawing one free hand, but when I started I had no idea with this was going to become. Normally, I go all outside the lines so it's no big deal if the original circle isn't straight.
Here is the original scan, just to show you the dramatic difference:
What do you think? Yes, the one on the top is rotated, hubby thought the name and title should be at the bottom...but there really is no bottom. : )
It has been a long time since I've felt like I was in the "Zone" while I was drawing/painting.... But while doing the re-vamp of Alice's Mushroom Garden, I found myself in the Zone! Everything else was just background. My husband would talk to me and it would take a moment for me to realize.
It felt good. The tangles, I've been doing do have a zen quality, you feel relaxed, and tranquil, but it's not the same as that "Zone" quality.
Anyone else, know what I'm talking about? If so, how often are you in the zone? (while doing anything, could be art, writing, running....what makes you feel consumed - perhaps not the best word, but it does consume me. I have to keep going. I have to remind myself to drink, or eat... It just feels good, and I become a part of it.
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