Really not feeling it today. Had a topic in mind while at work but totally forgot what I wanted to talk about, SOOOOOOO I will just post a caption and talk a bit about it. This was made for Dani Colorado back when she was somewhat new to the Haven at the end of 2009. Captions I make for her now tend to be a bit naughtier, but I think this is a cute little caption, with a decent payoff, though I think I went a bit overboard with the explanation of how it all happened. Perhaps you readers out there might think differently, but I felt the need to make sure people got the science behind it. That made it drag a bit more than it should have. If I was creating this caption now, I'd probably have found a way to work around that. Well, MAYBE it works .. I am still bouncing between the two thoughts, so I guess it probably isn't as bad as I think it is. I definitely would've made the text background a gradient match of her painted skin tone.
Speaking of paint, I am sure that I would have been even happier than Bob Ross' trees if I got to paint this model up for the photo shoot. People liked the Mister Rogers remix I posted from PBS a few days ago, and the same person released another one starring the guy that was ALMOST as mellow as Fred .. Bob Ross. I can't tell you how many times I would be channel surfing in the 90's and just be riveted by how relaxed and zen he was while painting. I am not even the slightest bit artistic with paint and brush, but I would sit and watch the entire rest of the episode ... with happy little clouds. He'd say things like, "Relax, .. let it flow ..think like water" and make you just chill out. "We don't make mistakes, we make happy little accidents".
Believe it or not, but sometimes I can hear little snippets of his wisdom as I use my digital palette to create what is in my mind onto the screen .. and to paraphrase the song .. "I believe, I believe, everyday is a good day when you caption!" As I type this, I see a beautiful sunset with some great purple and orange peeking out through the happy little trees. Its like Bob Ross is working with nature now, and we still get to enjoy his work for free!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: In your life, what artists or creators inspire you? Not just works that they made that you enjoy, but really made you WANT to do something more? How do you hope to inspire others to do the same?