Up until this - although I have been trying all my life - I hadn't found anything that I could do artistically that was both satisfying and engaging.
I had an idea about photographing and painting pictures of junk abandoned out in the desert (Southrustern), a theme I've always been deliriously fascinated with, but, though I love watercolor, it just wasn't enchanting enough to seduce me into devoting the time required.
Many observations in late 2011 combined to help me understand that Botaday is what I wanted to do more than anything else.
In a way, I've always done this. I've always drawn strange things with heavy mechanical influences, but I never understood how fundamental this activity/vision/work was to my nature.
Even Southrustern is hardware based, but watercolor is so demanding and intimidating, the rewards of a painting well done were barely enough to get me over the hump of starting the next.
The simple lines and colors of Botaday on the other hand, are much more enjoyable to work with and I can't wait until I can afford to paint directly on large canvases.
Moving forward from this post, with the exception of September, I suddenly found myself posting daily, sometimes twice a day. Something that I always wanted - a compelling artistic endeavor - had begun.
Thanks for following along.