A piece of work of the day 32

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.

2019年のクリスマスと年越し、そして新年はこれまでのそれとは異なるものでした。

何か月も続く森林火災がまさに31日から元旦にかけて更に一段と被害が広がり、オーストラリア固有の動物や自然、そして幾つもの小さなコミュニティが燃えて無くなってしまいました。

このパステルは「水」と「悦び」に関するエネルギーを想いながらイメージしたものです。

一見、まったく森林火災とは無関係の絵柄ですが、今猛威を振っているその「火」とは違う水を想う事、そして悲しみや怒りに包まれている今の状況に、亡くなった命たちや対峙している命たちに、癒しの時が少しでもやってくるようにという願掛けの思いを込めました。

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A piece of work of the day 30 ~ The Dawn of New Age~

When I had first listened to my friend’s work he composed, it got me an image that lights start shedding in total darkness.

Since then, the abstract image has been left in my head as making it transformed in changing details little by little.

I was going to draw the image earlier but, due to my months-long ‘constipation‘ period,  it finally happened just before year-end.

Silhouette of the bald eagle soaring was not in my imagination at first, but I am very happy now with the outcome in which it’s there .

Anyway, please check his work from here , and please share how you have felt or what you have got as an image with this piece.

元々は、ある知り合いのオリジナル曲を初めて聴いた時に湧いた、漆黒の中に光がさすという漠然としたイメージがはじまり。そこから徐々にイメージが形を変えていった。もっと早くに描きたかったのだけど、表現するという事を億劫がっているうちに今になってしまった。

シルエットになっている白頭ワシは最初の頃にはいなかった。いつのまにかすっとこのイメージの世界にいた。

原曲のリンクも貼りましたので、聴いてみてください。皆さんの中にもいろんなイメージが湧くのではないでしょうか。

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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

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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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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A piece of work of the day 15

Today I am eager to draw away at least 2 pieces.

First one is a kind of re-drawing work of an image I had done for my friend.

The re-drawn work named ‘Divine Plumes 2’ has been uploaded in here.

Now am just starting on second image to draw.  I don’t know what exactly I want to push out but probably a little experimental mandala.  I will update once it is done, which will be 16.  🙂

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Fallen frangipani flowers which I picked up at a street a couple of days ago on my morning walk helps me pumping imagination.

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A piece of work of the day 13

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!

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A piece of work of the day 10

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.

Well, I regularly post my new arrival on MY Pastel By Macquie on Facebook or Instagram so it will be great if you peek in.  🙂

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Evening workshop.
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Pastel works by participants.
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My sample drawings making two patterns with one same template.

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A piece of work of the day 9

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.  😉

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