Animals in Trees. It makes sense.
I’ve talked about before how I work, but here’s another example of how I work on new items..
Once upon a very random time, my brain decided that hey, I really want to paint a beaver. (Being Canadian and all, it just made sense.) But my beaver couldn’t just be a regular old beaver. My painting just couldn’t have a beaver sitting there all by his lonesome. It had to be an Awesome Beaver. So I asked my brain, how should I paint this Beaver of Awesomeness?
My brain immediately replied with “in a tree, of course.”
Hm. That’s.. kind of random. “Any other ideas?” I asked my brain.
“No. Listen to your brain. Put your beaver in a tree. But not just one; put several beavers in a tree. It makes sense. They’ll be much happier there.”
So I listened to my brain and painted some beavers in a tree.
I mean, I had already painted a whole bunch of animals wearing a whole bunch of silly hats. So this next step naturally made the most sense to me…
“It’s logical,” said my brain..
“Animals = Awesome
Trees = Awesome
Animals in Trees = Even more Awesome”
So my Beaver Tree was painted, and my brain was right: they looked very content in their tree. They looked pleased. I was pleased! I was glad I listened to my brain.
.. no, really, that is actually exactly how it happened.
Soon red pandas found their willow tree, and a pack of wild dogs nested in their baobab tree. I haven’t painted any trees in a while; but today I dug up one that I was working on that was put on hold for a while. I’m excited to see how this one will turn out.. it’s already looking strange with the bizarre looking tree. I kind of want to call it a fiddlehead tree.