This morning I decided to put forth one more effort. I brought in the one you see above, drew the huge pumpkin on it, took the obligatory pictures and posted it. (Incidentally, in the process, I propped it up in front of our fake fireplace and discovered that it REALLY looked great there! I almost wished no one would want it.)
But by mid-afternoon, I had an inquiry. We made arrangements, and I met her at a prearranged location where she purchased it. Tonight, my fireplace stands empty, and my billfold is a little fuller.
(Well, not really, 'cause I drove across the road and spent it at the grocery store.)
The whole experience serves as an example of the validity of Picasso's statement which currently appears in the Quote Box at the top of this blog: "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." While working, I had SO many ideas of other simple sketches I could do over the holidays if the board didn't sell.
Oh well. I'll wake up with fresh energy to work again. I'm sure that inspiration WILL find me once more.