A piece of work of the day 24

So I first had got base idea of this when I read something about identity crisis sometime ago.

I started drawing but then I got stuck developing the image (and how to express with pastel and pens), so I put it aside for a couple of weeks.

The other day, I made a home-made Japanese mochi-sweets for someone who loves it.

Such a weird, while was munching it with a scoop of ice cream served together, a kind of rough image came back.  Eventually it ended up as below.  Magic of sweets did it.  :p

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The idea behind this is, that everyone has the unique and beautiful diamond in the soul.

 

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Mochi sweets.  Sticky rice cake with a stuffy which a strawberry wrapped by sweet bean paste inside.

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A piece of work of the day 23

This is the complete version (I had posted ‘in-progress’ shot in here) of which I drew on a card for my friend’s farewell who leaves Australia after her 25 years of life at down-under.

With sincere love and support, and big thanks to her on our friendships, I am sending off on her who opens a new chapter of her story in the journey.

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Mumbles at the end of September

At having last day of September, I decided to taking a second to look back.

There were a couple of things that’s made my habits and life changed.

I have got new people who came into my zone.  I have got number of things that occupied some big part in my head and I had to manage some of things.

Meanwhile, blog post that I had been done regularly was getting out of my routine, the frequency of posting in here this month happened rarely.

That new people came in means, some people who had been with, were gone off from my zone, no matter what circumstances drove it.

I didn’t do enough photography, nor, drawing either, this month.

And I finally started drawing on the last day of September.

I have started because a very good friend of mine who lets me build bonding with has decided to leave Australia.

The below photo was taken today.  As of now, I wouldn’t even know about what would this card be completed with.

Tomorrow is another day.  Thank you September!

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A piece of work of the day 23

Phoenix.

I had had drawn a Phoenix on a card for someone, and it turned out to be the beginning of some journey of exploring expression.

This is my 2nd Phoenix. I will come back time by time for my further try for imaginations and expression.

In short, I am very pleased to have made a time for a bit of art side.

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My first pastel workshop in Japan

So this is one reasons why I kind of gave up carrying my DSLR and tripod with me.  🙂 One of my plans to accomplish during this trip was to do a pastel workshop for whose who had expressed interests to me since last year.

Due to the pastel drawing needs a suite of tools to do, despite the method was to use your finger(s) and rub them over the paper, it is apt to be rather bulky to carry by yourself unless you drive.

The workshop was made successful.  The participants who had never done this before, expressed their beautiful souls onto a piece of square paper to the full extent.  It is hard to tell you of how thrilling time I had with them as watching (and guiding) the whole process of the unique beautiful artwork was born out.  Japan, which has turned to rainy season, have got Hydrangea in full bloom, and I suggested them to draw Hydrangea.  Their touch and expression demonstrated during the work gave me inspiration and motivation.  🙂

I personally interpret this drawing process is quite similar to that you are meditating, which it may make you feel quite refreshing.  I am so glad that I shared those aspects with them.

Thank you beautiful souls for having me share this time with you.

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A piece of work of the day 18

So, it’s been ages since I posted my drawing work in here last time.

Likewise last one, a pair of hands became the theme again.

Honestly, my hands have been annoying me for ages, literally for ages. I got lost what to do with them to deal with. I am not that innocent to dream about my hands that will get silky smooth skin by taking steroid ointment/ tablet.  I am not (yet) selling my soul for it.  I used to get angry but have no idea as to where I could throw it. I thought of myself a worthless due to my hands which I could not do one little things well because my swollen hands and fingers do not work, and I spent twice as long as my family and my friends.

And, their appearance are far to those that could have been ‘beautiful’.

It’s quite recently that I started facing my hands and its condition and accept them in true meaning.

They are assertive. They express their anger, sorrow, peace, denial, and on top of them, their pride. They are telling me something by worsening their derma condition (or vice versa), and I finally surrender and accept (or give up) my hands and their state, because my hands raise riot as a result mirroring me in my (sub) conscious mind, what I feel, am I happy or sad so on.

So with my respect and love, I drew this.

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