Lantern 1
 
This is the piece of digital art that I created to accompany my Icon Alchemy astrology blog post for April 25th, 2017.

One of the hazards of committing to daily creation in any given media is not always being happy with what you create, but still publishing it anyway because it's the best you're going to come up with on that day.  Lately I've been a bit disenchanted with my own work, and having a harder and harder time coming up with pieces that I felt were worthy of publishing.  Today I was really feeling that struggle, fussing with another piece for a while before giving up and starting from scratch with a couple of recent photos, and they weren't even particularly good photos, but at least they were in the general neighborhood of the theme I wanted to go with today's post.  I started working on this one, and was okay with it, though still not thrilled, when I got a sudden whim to change the levels on it and all of a sudden, there it was, and I was actually happy with it.  Really happy with it!  

Sometimes a happy accident is all it takes to renew one's creative spark.  :)