Iris the Art Muse has been working very hard of late. So tonight I invited her to come along to a contra dance. I play flutes and pennywhistle in a traditional dance band called Rig-a-Jig — we play Celtic and Old-Time music for contra dances and other called dance forms. Well, Iris had a great time at the dance, and she wanted me to draw dancers. Just because we were having fun was no reason to neglect the challenge!
I just had time in between sets to sketch her on the back side of a sheet of my dance music!
(By the way — I’m thinking of making Iris’s adventures into a little comics zine. Stay tuned!)
The dance sounds like a blast! 💃
Iris would be a great topic.
I’m interviewing muses right now. I’ll let you know who pans out. 👍
The dances are always fun — I’m so lucky to play with such a great bunch of musicians. I can’t dance myself (bad knees), but I enjoy watching everyone swirl around from my vantage onstage.
Iris’s friends will also show up eventually, so you’ll have to introduce her to your muse!
A little comics zine about the adventures of your muse would be great!
Thanks, Ulla! I’ve got 8 drawings now — in another month I ought to have enough!