Not sure whether it is a blessing or a curse, but I like to make people smile. Sometimes my approach is not always appreciated. (Remember the Bee Gees song? "I started a joke which started the whole world crying.")
But to make people laugh is worth more to me than winning the lottery.
I have the same approach to my painting and drawing. If the subject makes me smile I want to share it.
Redshanks, work in progress. And loving every minute.
Sometimes, I struggle. I want my friend to smile as she asked me to do a painting of her house. But I think I am on a loser here.
It is such a boring looking house. Even the DP said, "Can't you paint some climbers up it?" Well I could, but there aren't any. The orange bush thing I shall alter as it screams WRONG at one. Even though that is what is there. (And it might cover up the awful bench thing.) So the orange bush will become blue/purple, even though it isn't in real life. Artistic licence ? Still haven't got one.
Back to the drawing board. Through gritted teeth.