31 Paintings in 31 Days – Day 21

Art, Painting, Pastel

Drain is the subject today. I like the paper having little texture for this application.

Strathmore Charcoal paper laid finish. 64 lb. 9 x 12

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Inktober 2018 – Day 21

Art, Illustration, Ink

Drain. Makes me think of shopping at Wal-Mart.

I have always been a sensitive person to others’ energy. I can be mad, sad, annoyed, happy…instantaneously and it is not mine. My son used to make me promise that if I went into Wal-Mart with him I would not get mad. People would stand too close to me and then, boom my promise would be broken. My superpower is invisibility, so I do not mind when people do not see me, except when they almost run into me. I was two feet from the deli counter at Fresh Market and this woman stepped in front of me. She did not even see me. She stood next to me after that and I said to her “we almost kissed.” It was as if I woke her from a spell. “Oh,” she says, “I wanted to look in the case, sorry.” Most people are very polite here in the state of Vurrrr-gin-ya.

There are the people who are so polite, they make themselves so small they cannot even say excuse me. When I can feel someone standing near me, I look around, and I can just tell the person is silently fuming or wishing me to move without even speaking. How small can they make themselves? How long had they been standing there? Apologizing for being alive. SPEAK UP, JACK. You are here in the world for a reason and a purpose. Find your voice and use it.

I am no longer drained by Wal-Mart. I observe these days, rather than being affected by the flow of humanity.

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LillianBrueArt - Drain