I’m a skeptic. I don’t believe in supernatural things. I don’t worship a god or a moon, but I do believe that enormous masses orbiting in our vicinity have both a physiological and psychological effect on us.
My cycle is perfectly aligned to the full moon, meaning that every full moon I turn into the stereotype of every menstruating woman. I eat chocolate, I cry, and I sleep like a bear in hibernation. It’s also the most creative time for me.
On this particular full moon, I felt a huge wave of anxiety and euphoria in the days leading up to the bloodmoon (pun very much intended).
By 11p.m. last night, as the moon approached what I imagine is a beautiful rust colored shade, my anxiety and euphoria had turned to tears and frustration. After eating whatever sweets I could find at the house, I had a surge of creativity and I drew a little before bed.
I’m so predictable.
Kurt Vonnegut described his artwork as a pursuit that liberated him from the oppressive work of writing. Take a look at some of his whimsical drawings: http://nyr.kr/1gL0YFh
Image from “Kurt Vonnegut Drawings” (Monacelli Press), edited by Nanette Vonnegut, out May 13th.
Don’t you just love good design work? Victoria Siemer, also know as Witchoria, is a graphic designer hailing from Brooklyn, New York.