|dip pen, Rohrer and Klingner ink (Helianthus)|
Some days can be overwhelmed with hurdles, detours and fallen bridges. I start to feel powerless. And I begin to lose sight of what I have that makes me happy.
|june journal page, De Atramentis Document inks|
So I've been writing little reminders to myself that keep me going. Some notes are my own thoughts and others are from song lyrics.
|daily sketch, self-portrait and tree|
Once I started focusing on what I could change and what was within my control, I felt renewed energy. After taking a long break from sketching figures and portraits, I have recently started sketching those again daily.
The above sketch started out with drawing a tree. An unexpected interruption happened and when I came back to the drawing hours later, the feeling I had about the tree was no longer there. I switched to drawing my portrait. As the mirror I use is a compact mirror, I can only see a small part of my face as I draw. I kind of like that fact as I have to keep the general idea in mind as I concretely see a small focus in the mirror. A good metaphor for life!
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