It may be hard to believe, but even art models get the blues. However, my glum state these past couple of days was not brought on by my work. It never is. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. A good posing session – especially the kind I worked tonight, which was an open, uninstructed sketch class – is the perfect antidote for a sad mood. I have the freedom to pose as I please in an uninhibited, informal setting. I can release my sadness, reclaim my confidence, chase my demons away, and have some fun.
Better yet is the uplifting effect of a beautiful work of art. So tonight, this moody muse turns to the euphoric, playful, life-affirming abandon of Matisse’s Dancers to pick up her spirits. Hope it does the same for you.