Balthazar Disdains The Lemon
Turtles in Love (as predicted by Joseph Campbell)
It's not high art, and certainly nowhere near the top of my skill level, but I enjoy doing these little noxiously cute (and occasionally disturbing) doodles anyway. I suppose it's natural for artists to feel guilty when they do things that aren't Mega Complex Art Of Doom--we get the whole "If you're not challenging yourself with every single painting, you're a stunted stagnating hack!" thing beat into us at an early stage. But I've been finding that a lot of my ideas are just dumb, cute, weird things, and almost need a quick and silly handling. So I alternate the big, complicated acrylics with the little cute doodles. And I enjoy it! And people seem to like 'em! And they sell really fast! And I should stop feeling guilty! It's okay to do art for fun sometimes!
And besides, as we all know, cute is the new shocking.