Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Doodle Tree

I had a birthday recently, and this is how I chose to celebrate/stave off panic: by making a doodle tree!

I was lucky enough to find a spot downtown and brash enough to experiment on it with little working knowledge of spray paint, stencils, or wheat paste. I had some good help though, learned a lot, made something for passerby to enjoy and almost managed to forget about turning OLD.
It's funny - as an artist it's easy (natural, even) to be super-critical of your own work, and I've been guilty of that a time or two BUT - I actually really like my doodles. Too trivial to invite criticism, asking approval of no one, they spring into being and simply are. Maybe someday I will be that wise, even in the face of time passing with its attendant host of lost opportunities. Until then, I'll just keep striving to make my mark on the world (probably not with aerosol... but who knows?)