So writing about how good it felt to be creative again yesterday reminded me that my good friends Jen and Eric (of JenEric Designs) had asked me to paint them a tardigrade They think this tiny little bug is the cutest thing ever... and it is!
I looked it up on the spot, 'cause I couldn't remember what they looked like. Holy crap are they chubbiest most adorable little bugs ever. And they're tough as balls. These little extremophiles have been in existence for 530 million years or so, and can live for about ten odd years without food or water, they can endure toughly 1000 times the gamma radiation that humans can, and have even survived in space for ten days! How long could we survive in space? 54 seconds?
What tough little buggers they are!
Anyway, yesterday's post reminded me that I hadn't painted anything for ages. I decided to get started on their commission rather than on the painting I abandoned during my creative dry spell. Well, it took over the day, and in one sitting I finished the painting. Granted, it took about seven hours... probably less because I was fighting with the programme too much.
Still, once I got started, it was impossible for me to stop. And I'm quite pleased with the final product. What do you think?
Of course, that did mean that I got no writing done yesterday. I shall have to try and catch up today.
On that note, I'm off to work.