Festive period 2019 was something very unusual for me, because of the months-long bush fires that flamed up in Australia, particularly east coast and south area over the four states.
All graphics and updates cast by the media were of heartbreaking, and the blaze did not set back on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Temperature on Saturday and Sunday last week soared to record-breaking high, which coincidentally some source was saying, apart from the subject of bush fires, that the earth took the closest position to the sun in her orbit.
This piece below was drawn while watching the circumstances, with the inspiration driven by my sincere wish of rainfalls and / or something good of element of aqua, embrace all of the burned areas and heal them. Yep, the motif is completely unrelated to the subject, but this is how I could send my love over.
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.
Since a couple of days ago, a sort of image flashed in my head and I urged to push it out. So today was a kind of perfect day for it. Outside was fair which was ok for a Sunday, but it was not that good because of that heavy wind blown all day and which annoyed me enough to get out.
…Ok, ‘something’ in my head was got out.
Not sure if the outcome was really after as I had imagined.
Not sure where this piece could mark as complete or could develop further.
The below is a snapshot of my work in progress.
A complete work has been uploaded on Facebook and Instagram, so it will be more than appreciated if you could take additional seconds to quickly peek in!
I have had a second workshop of the year last night.
Wow, my creative side is getting more active at the time of 2017 is coming to end! I found this great as it is being a good warm-up for making my 2018 art projects run with fair start. next year.
I feel that I am back. Yes, I feel that my energy is coming back really.
I wasn’t able to open a sketch book to draw something until sometime three or four months ago. I didn’t want to set my pastels to draw. I wasn’t excited at such a huge variety of colour charts that lined up in front me and pick up the best colour suiting my mood / vibration at the time to express.
Now I feel that I am back finally.
Workshop is always fun and leaves me something to learn which is great. It is fun because even if participants followed my sample work at the beginning, the drawing motion drove them to tap to get their imagination and inspiration awaken and always ended up their unique beautiful piece. It inspires me more to go.
A snapshot of my pastel drawing work I was done yesterday. The image came to back of my head last week when I smelled at a custom blend essential oil for aroma therapy.
The oil called ‘Ho’oponopono’.
Ancient Hawaiian exercises the practice of forgiveness / reconciliation.
The scent was certainly brought me a relaxed and gentle feeling. 🙂
Well, to extend a bit about my pastel technique, it was my first time to draw turtles with pastel (or almost with anything to draw). I would like to repeat a couple of more to draw about them better. 😉