An Oyster’s Cute Doom by Meg Lyman


As I slowly rebuild my desire to create and wean myself off my recent spate of physical exercise, I can’t help but wonder what I’m supposed to learn from it all. I mean, I feel guilty for not doing more art, but I feel great otherwise. It seems like I have time and inspiration to exercise my body or my spirit, but not both at the same time. I need to find a balance.

Maybe some spiritual artwork will be therapeutic. This is the last piece I finished, and it turned out to be way more brooding and sad than I planned. But I still like it, and it reflects the way I’m feeling about making art. I guess that’s how you know you’re an artist in your heart – when you don’t feel like making art, you make art to express how you feel.

3 thoughts on “Otterific”

  1. The colors in this are positively juicy! Don’t feel guilty about not doing art. When the mind is tired, exercise the body; when the body’s tired, exercise the mind.

    You’ve had a very full schedule recently, and sometimes your “art spirit” needs a vacation too!

  2. I love this. For some reason I find broody pieces appealing, and the color tones fit nicely into that description. The presence of the otter keeps it from being too moody, though. This is something that I could see hanging on my studio wall.

    I fight with the imbalance of my creative desires and the rigors of everyday life as well. For me, a few hours a week is all I can manage, and those are typically on weekends. Don’t sweat it, and don’t make it into a job (unless it actually is a job), otherwise you might find yourself resenting it.

    Lisa B. pretty much hit the nail on the head.

  3. Thank you both so much! Your supportive words are helping me through this dry spell. And glad you like the art. :D

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