Mind No Mind

Mind No Mind

Howdy!  Still drawing and painting, even thought I haven’t posted in quite some time.  Today I decide to post something that I was working on in the beginning of the year, and as I opened up Killing Jar Studio I was greeted by a notification from WordPress  wishing me a happy anniversary on one year TODAY.  What a coincidence.

I read once that another name for the mental state-of-mind that many know as “in the zone” is “mind no mind”.  It’s that state when one gets lost in their sport or activity (in this case, painting)  to the point that they lose all track of time and often block out all peripheral sounds etc.  The hours seem like seconds and a sort of tunnel vision occurs.  I’m certain many of you know the feeling.  I named this silly painting, Mind no Mind, because that was the state I was in while creating it.  It is a lot like what I sketch freely in my sketchbooks, however nothing like my public works.  Done in acrylics on Masonite board.  Note: The muscle man in the upper left corner is my husband, he’s much more handsome in life, and often appears in my drawings.

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Meet Bess From Lilliput

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Bess was one of the few Lilliput lovelys who had very little desire to meet the big life in the big world.  We had to bribe her with lots of sweets just to get her here.
Meet Bess; she is very shy with everyone except her family. In fact, Bess’ family would say that she’s quite the motor-mouth. She talks to the animals and claims they talk back though nobody has ever heard this, nor do they question her. Bess never wears shoes because they keep her from feeling the ground.
Let’s make her feel welcome.

Sketchbook Fun – Lilliputian Girls

Enjoying my sketchbook with some Lilliputian girls that had to get out and have some fun.  Done with Pentel brush pen, General’s white charcoal pencil and Prismacolor red pencil in a Strathmore grey toned sketchbook.