Something Happy {a drawing and hooray for my sister}

“Cluster,” 5 x 5 inches, pen and ink, original available here in my shop

Hello hello! Happy Tuesday. This little drawing feels like a happy little drawing for today! It reminds me of a cluster of pinwheeling flowers. The truth is: most of my drawings are just happy little experiments on the page, especially the abstract ones!

I think I am starting to sound like Bob Ross—you know that artist with the big hair who had the painting show? He was always painting landscapes and would talk about “happy little trees.” I used to watch the show when I was a kid—I was always in awe of how he could make such happy little trees so quickly and effortlessly. I think of him often when I’m making art—he also talked about “happy little accidents,” and how sometimes something will not go the way you thought it would, and so it will take your painting (or drawing, or quilt, etc) in a new direction. This happens to me on a regular basis, and I’m glad to have an alternate way of looking at it (instead of just shouting various expletives). Honestly, many drawings have turned out more interesting because of the “mess up,” and I have Bob Ross to thank for reminding me to keep going. This is a good life lesson too.

On a more personal note, I realize that I don’t often talk about my family here on this blog. Did you know that I have an older sister? Well, I do—she’s my one sibling—her name is Christina, and she is married with two little boys and a third baby on the way. I am bringing her up now because I am cheering for her today—she just got a new job! I just wanted to say thank you thank you to the universe for making this work out for her. She’s had many trials lately, and she really needed some affirmation that things can go right sometimes. Oh happy day! Congrats Christina!! And happy day to you all! Wishing you many dreams and many dreams come true.

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2 Responses to “Something Happy {a drawing and hooray for my sister}”


  1. 1 Era July 13, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Congrats Christina! I know how good it must feel!

  2. 2 linda July 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Yay! It’s always good to hear happy news :) I agree that you have to keep at it and realize mistakes are part of the process!


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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