“Waiting” is a portrait of Satohana who was waiting for (I presume) her family to exit the theatre after a performance of Kitano Odori. The drawing “Rare View” illustrates what happened next; when Satohana and a small girl (perhaps her sister) walked off together hand-in-hand.
I started “Waiting” while I was still in Art Hell before I had finished with “Sakura at Dusk”. It wasn’t until I had destroyed “Sakura at Dusk” that I could put uninterrupted heart and soul into “Waiting”. I had to get the former irritation out of my life first!
I am presently on the opposite side of Art Hell. I am briefly in Art Heaven. (YAY!) What is this state? It is a state of blissful optimism. I am on an art high. The drawing worked. My confidence is restored and I’m pleasant company. I feel inspired to go straight into another drawing and have, in fact, already prepared it today. It is so much easier to be inspired to do a new piece when the work just completed has overcome its obstacles. Being on a high doesn’t last any longer than being on a low. Soon I will even out and be boringly normal again. However this high is lovely while it lasts.
“Sakura at Dusk” unofficially became “Art Hell” to me . (Art Hell and Art Hell 2 are the posts referring to this.) Conversely as I’m currently in Art Heaven, to my mind Satohana is my ‘”Blue Angel”. Rest assured, the lady’s not for burning.
Related page: Subject 2: Geisha
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