Some days no matter what you do the pencils and brushes just won't do what you want them to. Every stroke of the pencil is wrong, every colour refuses to blend and you have no touch with tone. It is frustrating and annoying, and you really have to just hang in there and accept that you aren't going to get anywhere. Like anything else there are good days and bad days, and I like to think that after a day or two like that then things will turn around and you will have a great session to make up for it. Yesterday was one of those days, and I am not the most patient person in the world so it was a bit of a trial. There is no worse feeling than working for a while and then having to erase and start again, and just making the same errors over again!! I think it is the definition of madness.
To cheer myself up and to start on the right foot today I stopped in after school pick up and grabbed a bunch of jonquils to add to the gorgeous yellow tulips that I got on the weekend. So I am heading to my desk to work with the fragrance heavy in the air hoping that it will set me on an easy session of work. The beans are my priority as I am starting to worry that they are entering that stage where I want to just put it aside and get on with other things. The most frustrating part of not having enough time to work on pieces means that they stretch out and they can become a bit of a chore. So I need to turn that into a positive by getting it finished and moving onto the asiatic lily, which at least it through the watercolour stage. Fingers crossed the jonquils work their magic and I will have it finished in no time.