I am fifty today. Turning 30 was devastating, 40 was liberating, and 50... well, I'm not sure yet. When I tell my kids I'm now old, they just tell me I'm only at the half way point in my life. Interestingly, that made me think of a parabola or a bell curve in which the apex occurs at 50.
The optimist in me looks and says, "from now on, life is easy." The pessimist in me says, "Everything from now on is in decline." It's silly. Fifty is just a number, I tell myself, but I can't help but wonder which version it will be. I have a gut feeling that 50 is going to be a good year.
I worked on two pieces of art the last two days. The one above will become a part of my Woman of Wonder series. I used an ad from a magazine as my inspiration.
My purpose was not to copy her but to use her as a reference. As with other pieces from the Wiman of Wisdom series, I created her hair with using zentangle patterns.
I usually don't like to use a pencil but in this case, I had to make sure the zentangle patterns used looked interesting. I used Derwent Inktense to color and Prismacolor colored pencils for details and shading. The quote used describes a bit about me, I think.
For this piece, I didn't need a pencil at all. I knew I needed lots of space for the quote so I decided on half a face and lots of hair. As I get older, I get pickier about the people I interact with. And I think because of that, I've gotten more confident about sharing my thoughts, my art. So thank you, for your support and encouragement. ❤️