Flexing My Right Brain

Growing up I spent a lot of time drawing and painting. I dreamed of being a cartoonist one day. However, I was hired right out of art school to do web design and I’ve been on the computer ever since (over 20 years now). And while I enjoy that type of work too, I have really missed the feeling of a pencil in my fingers and the ability to let my mind wander on creating something whimsical. So, I got out some paper last night and decided to get my right brain in gear again.

First, I searched for a photo I could use for inspiration and I found this:

oak tree

As soon as I saw this tree I wanted to climb it…or even LIVE in it. Its long, flowing branches look just like strong arms welcoming me in for a big hug. I LOVE it. So, I set out to draw this tree and this is what happened:


I wouldn’t call it photorealistic (ha!) but it was still fun. I need to invest in some nicer markers and paper now, then hopefully you’ll start to see some more drawings from me.

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4 thoughts on “Flexing My Right Brain

  1. That is extremely artistic. You might have inherited that talent from Wally or your Mom, Patsy. Give the computer up and get back to your dreams!!!!!

    • Wow! Thanks Harold. I have ideas for a children’s illustrated book full of crazy poems I write. I guess it’s just a matter of finding time since the computer job pays the bills, at least for now anyways… 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Definitely didn’t get this talent from me! Both my girls very gifted artistically and both finding their livelihoods at the computer. Hopefully they’ll find the time to kick their talent back into high gear again!