The Blues

Mary Liz Ingram —  June 1, 2013 — 3 Comments

Sometimes it’s just one of those days…

Moping around, I was feeling blue. It was evening, I was trying to be “nice mommy” and put everyone to bed with a gentle smile despite my cranky blues. Grrrr.

So I went into my art room and drew a blue cow.

After posting him on Facebook, a few comments about his expression showed how much he reflected my mood. My dear friend Carl wrote: “Love the look in Big Blues eyes! He looks like he’s daring you to cross him!” Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Big Blue, 8x8 pastel on card

Big Blue, 8×8 pastel on card

So the next night, I was less grumpy and feeling more like throwing myself a pity party. Poor me, pitiful tired me…

My pity party lasted for a few minutes. I told myself to get off my booty and to stop wallowing.

Which made me think of a purple pig.

Not sure why I’m drawing these colorful farm animals, a la The Wizard of Oz’s horse of a different color, but I’m just going with it. It’s kinda fun.

So I drew a purple pig. And, as with the blue cow, I feel better now. Thanks, pig.

Stop Wallowing, 8x8 pastel on card

Stop Wallowing, 8×8 pastel on card

Mary Liz Ingram


3 responses to The Blues

  1. To be able to bear your soul on paper, in the form of such artistic ability must be liberating! If only we all could have such a cathartic way of getting our feelings…good or bad, out there for all the world to see, would probably alleviate half the worlds stress, with just one brushstroke. I have to say though, no matter what your mood Mary Liz, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  2. Mary Liz Ingram June 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    It definitely alleviates my stress! It has taken me awhile and lots of searching to figure out how to let myself express what I feel through art. Pretty much, I just go with whatever pops in my head! And sometimes its weird! It helps to have encouraging friends like YOU 🙂 Thanks Carl!

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