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December Cocoon

26 Dec

CocoonLala confirms that the rumors of her “December Cocoon” are true.  The December Cocoon is a concept Lala Drona learned in art rehab.  During the time she spent at the Tableau Vierge her guides taught her that in order to create art, there must be periods of silence, periods when one must deny his/herself the pleasure of creation.  This period is thought to bring the artist inspiration, and motivation, but also much frustration and anxiety.  After the process, the artist emerges transformed, clean-headed and swimming in creative imagery (hence the name “Cocoon.”)Painting

Lala recently decided to apply this theory to her life, outside of the center and unguided by Tableau Vierge personnel.  She calls it the “December Cocoon.”  Unfortunately, Lala only made it to day 26 before relapsing and indulging herself in an all day art-binge.  When asked why she prematurely broke through the cocoon, Lala responded, “It was just time.  I was really frustrated, and I needed my fix.  I don’t feel guilty about it either.  On the contrary, I’m pretty proud of myself.”  She explains that the process is much more intense and unstable without the guidance of a sponsor, and does not recommend anyone to experiment with the cocoon theory without proper guidance and preparation.

Lala documented the project process for all you Drones, and has been kind enough to upload the photos to us here at Based on a Fact.  The art piece is still unfinished, but here are some images of the progress she has made during her all day art-binge.

Lala: "The first thing I do is surf the web for images that I can steal.  Then I digitally edit them to create a reference for the painting.  I create several examples with different types of shoes and different dogs.  These (above) are just the ones I chose.

Lala: “The first thing I do is surf the web for images that I can steal. Then I digitally edit them to create a reference for the painting. I create several examples with different types of shoes and different dogs. These (above) are just the ones I chose.”

Lala: "The next step is to draw the image directly onto the canvas with pencil.  There, I outline shadows etc. to prepare for the painting.  Next, I choose color, mix color and paint.

Lala: “The next step is to draw the image directly onto the canvas with pencil. There, I outline shadows etc. to prepare for the painting. Next, I choose color, mix color and paint.

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