Cast of Characters

While working on a watercolour and ink project a few months ago, I had the urge to make up a cast of characters by giving characteristics to watercolour paint blobs. I specifically remember wanting to create an exercise in following my whimsy.

I tape my ‘cast of characters’ sheet above my work desk, where I do most of my writing and reading. It makes me smile. I see different sides of myself peering back at me, and this silly crew reminds me of what can happen if I just follow my creative hunch without worrying about the outcome.

I have yet to give the characters names, going as far as numbers and a few traits for my favourites. Suggestions welcome. 🙂

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No. 11: Contemplative, studious, dutiful, and book-loving (or is that a bag of popcorn?).
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No. 2: A grandiloquent creature who would like to pour you a glass of sherry and extrapolate on its many legs.

 

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No. 5: A close talker.
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No. 8: Just happy to have been drawn. Waving back from the other side of the shore.

What kinds of personalities would you include in your own cast of characters?

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10 thoughts on “Cast of Characters

    1. Thanks, Tierney! I like your creative take on #9. I do enjoy a good self-help book (it’s usually the section of the bookstore/library I check when perusing), and I like your idea of a character who knows how to steer himself towards the info he needs. I never thought of that – love it!

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  1. Love love love this cast of characters! It is so funny that I’m reading this, because I’m working on just going with my creative expression – and celebrating the value of it. Your post lighted up my night. 🙂 🙂 Enjoy your week ahead, and thank you so much. Debbie

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    1. Thank you, Debbie, for visiting and commenting. That’s beautiful! I’m with you – I aspire to that, too (though some days are a challenge 😉 ). Keep making, and sharing, Debbie! Wishing you a peaceful week. ❤

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