Ever since that four o’clock in the morning drawing made in the gloom, I’ve discovered that certain kinds of drawing I do better when I don’t think about it at all. Certainly it’s most easily accomplished — this not thinking about the drawing — when you cannot see. Hmmm. Since I cannot always be rising at 4 am (too much work) I have decided that I must find other ways to not-think. Happily, I’m very near-sighted. Thus, taking off the glasses is one way of not thinking because I cannot see.
I’m also contemplating making a regular search for other kinds of wonderfully moody glooms! Perhaps sitting in the closet with the lights out? Sounds strange, I know, but you must “suffer” for art (Van Gogh said so).
Being silly for art — when it works — is okay too.