SJJ – Misfits

For this spread we had to randomly let our pen/pencil wander about the page without thought or attempting to create anything in particular.  Then, as in cloud watching, look to see if there was a figure within and draw it out, this would be representative of ourselves at a time when we felt to be a misfit. I don’t have a problem with feeling like a misfit or an outsider – often if I get these feelings now it is an indication that perhaps the people I am with are just not on my ‘wavelength’, nothing more, nothing less – and as an adult I have choices.

To do this I shut my eyes to draw the lines as my first attempt was much too contrived, so I gessoed it out and went again.  We had to journal around our figure – I ended up with two which came as no real surprise to me:

I have a sneaking suspicion these figures may say more about me than I realise :).


About Jill An artist inspired by nature in all her glorious guises and the ‘inner’ worlds I have inhabited in the past, present and future; also those of other wanderers I meet along the way.
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7 Responses to SJJ – Misfits

  1. woodnymph says:

    I’m looking forward to your posts and the delights included in them.


  2. kate says:

    awww so cute :o)

  3. Fran says:

    Charming figures, color so very apt. Fran

  4. Steph says:

    Wonderful. I know of this Misfitism. It is a form of mysticism, did you know? A wild but painful genius. Your work is not pretty, Jill. *GUFFAW*!!! Yes, says I. Not pretty at all! It’s more beautiful than the “pretty” associated with decoration. Lord, you should see what I’ve been hanging on my walls these days. I would be labelled all manner of illnesses by the creatively blind and dull-witted! I feel your work and words even more deeply than what I on screen.

    Good gracious, child, but you are a wild genius in these hallowed halls. CONTINUE! CONTINUE! You are not alone amid this coven of creative misfits, and we’re glad you’re here to grow with us.


  5. paintinglady says:

    Ooooh, a creature that wears a shell, eh? Interesting…

    I like what Steph says (above), that art doesn’t have to look pretty to be meaningful. I agree wholeheartedly.

    Your art is always moving, Jill, you reveal a lot about yourself, despite the shell, lol!

    Kari x

  6. murcha says:

    Love the caption on the lower pic. Just love the colours as they keep the eyes roving around all the detail about them.

  7. shewolfy728 says:

    These are really neat, Jill. I like the idea behind this, too.

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