Midsommar

I have not been creating any art for a month now which, for me, is quite a long time.  Partly this was a consequence of needing a break after several months of near daily drawing and partly it was a symptom of just being burned out from everyday life in 2020.  My creative mojo had temporarily departed.  Not wanting rust to settle into my artistic joints, I decided to try the December Art Snacks challenge as a way to grease the machine.

In order to avoid overwhelm, I opted to work on one of those small, narrow samples of paper I have that I have been turning into bookmarks.  When I looked through the media contained in my Art Snacks box and thought about the colours, I immediately thought of summer flowers.  Summer flowers made me think of the May Queen from the horror movie ‘Midsommar’ and so that became the basis for my illustration.  I did cheat a wee bit in that I used a micron pen for the outlines of the face and the very loose flower shapes.

Art Snacks - Dec 2020 - Midsomar

Art Snacks - Dec 2020 - Midsomar May Queen

Now that I have broken my creative drought with this small illustration, I hope to get back to at least pootling around in my art journals over winter break.