We all need our own personal obsessions. Mine is Art, always has been, but my daughter's is karate. I often take my sketch book with me and sketch away at the beautiful movements they are learning to well, pummel some bad guy in a dark alley if they need to. As their mother, I am also trying to teach them to stay out of dark alleys- but also glad they both have the ability to defend themselves if need be.
Karate is definitely an Art- a skill that takes great dedication, practice and a large amount of obsession! You need to live, eat and breath it! .....Kind of like Art!
The painting in the backgorund is The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). It was fun recreating a beautiful piece of artwork in fabric- might have to do that again!
Heading to the SCBWI conference in LA on Wednesday. Will be in the portfolio showcase again and this is my postcard image- then when get back will do a mail with it to Art Directors.