I am writing privately about my mother's death but I'm not ready to share openly my feelings or thoughts about it.
However, I do want to share some art that I created since last summer. I continued to work with pencil crayons and created these two pieces.
Over the months, I found working with soft pastel to be quite fun. I allowed the colours to flow and I created this.
I decided to try using darker colours. I moved quickly with this piece and it formed into something I did not expect.
After creating the two piece above, I try to consciously create flames. I had no idea how it would work. I added layers of orange, red, and yellow. Once I stared into the flames, I saw a pair of kind eyes coming out of them. That's why I drew eyes in the picture. When I stared at the piece after it was done, I felt overwhelmed with emotions. I could not look at it for the longest time. It was too surreal. I realized later that it was about passion with compassion, life force and love.
Weeks went by and I focused on studying Life Skills Coaching. After a week of intense learning, I took time to do more art. This was created.
During the Fall of 2014, I attended a college program and had no time to do any personal writing or art work. I focused on the studies where most of my writing was geared to assignments or presentations. Of course I wrote in my journal but that's for me.
On January 11th, 2015, my mother passed away. At my mother's funeral, I sang a song I wrote back in 2014, "Watching Over You". (Again, this is all I want to share about mom's death at this time.)
Weeks after my mom's death, I pulled out the art supplies and went to work. This piece took time to create. At first, I thought I was creating a peacock yet something else emerged.
|Eyes on You|
At the end of the January, I was debating continuing my classes. I was not sure if it was the right direction for me. I decided to stay on course. I wrote in my journal during that time. I wanted to make a tree that shown my roots and new directions. I found that my art decided to morph into something else. Whenever I create art, morphing art normally happens.
I have more art pieces that I created during that time but they are not completed or do I want to share them at this time.
In July, I started to do art work again, which I want to share. I found that nature really calls out to me. I had some amazing experiences with dragonflies and wanted to draw one. This is what was created instead.
Recently, I visited the Petroglyphs Provincial Park where I saw two feminine symbols that inspired me. This piece below is my most recent creation.
I'm sure there will be more to come, until time next. Much love!