Thanks to all of you who gave such great advice about my art slump. I took your advice and just decided to play. I realized that Tams's free class had started so yesterday I downloaded the videos and then today I watched them and worked on the first exercise. This is a really great class and its free. Check the button on my sidebar to find out more.
This is my initial drawing, it is supposed to represent me but it doesn't have to look like me. On the left we wrote words our inner critic was saying and then covered them up with gesso.
This one has the initial painting done. Most of this was done with watercolor crayons and some acrylic paints.
This final page I added the words. We were supposed to make a positive statement or a message to ourselves of what our inner critic was really saying. MIne says 'the world needs your gifts' and then to add a word on the face to embody that and mine was confidence. I thought it was a great exercise.and very empowering.