Today, when I was trying to figure out Wild Things for #WorldWatercolorMonth2019, I was really in a sourpuss mood. I had to cancel a photo shoot with a friend and was not happy about it. When you are tired and don’t feel well . . . you are absolutely crabby! Hermity. Crabby. Hermit crab. (How is that for subtle?)
I didn’t feel patient, and I didn’t feel capable of anything with a bit of subtlety. I needed containment. I wanted my shell. I wanted limits and boundaries. I wanted to feel safe. Lines are perfect for that! And as I have not done a line-and-wash watercolor for a month now, today I indulged.
And lets face it – hermit crabs are downright cute and fun with all their different colors and shells and homes. Seeing them always makes me laugh – don’t know why, but they are such a delight. And, as a result of this drawing, I, too, am in a much nicer mood!