No I haven't completed a lot. I've been writing in my journal much more. And I'm recuperating from a minor surgery on Wednesday.
So this post is full of little sketches, partially finished drawings that will hopefully become more, and a lot of hearts...yes, hearts...I'm trying to come up with a good design for a card for my father-in-law's up coming wedding. I would love to hear if you like any of them...all need work, but I think some have possibilities. Remember, this couple is in their 70's, so some things that I might normally do, just wouldn't work.
So a lot of here and there this week, but it shows that I'm still determined to create. It really does help me get some emotions out, and to feel like I have a goal. I believe it is so very important for a person who has a chronic illness that has taken so much of their previous ("normal") life away, we must find goals we can accomplish, and look at things a different way. Even when you have to take things just one day at a time, you can still look to the future. My future is often just tomorrow, or even a few hours, but it's my future, and I'll get there. One goal at a time.
The drawings in this post couldn't be scanned, so I took pictures instead. (many are from my journal and it won't lie flat. Other's are from a large sketch pad that doesn't fit in the scanner.)
|From my journal. Feeling lonely.|
|Journal Sketch. I tried to write a poem about my pain but it just wouldn't come.|
|More sketches while journaling.|
|yes, another journal sketch. Perhaps I'll finish this one.|
|OK, I told you I did a log of writing in my journal this week.|
And while I'm writing...my mind wanders, or I need to clear out the cobwebs, so I doodle.
|Now we are into some sill sketches.|
I decided the heart I drew looked like a nose...he looks like a pig with really big ears doesn't he?
|and he led to these critters.|
|Now, we start on the hearts.|
Lots and lots of hearts, none of them finished.
|Just because hearts are drawn close together doesn't mean they are to be put together.|
These are all just sketches. Most have not been shaded.
And the finished product will be colored.
|Funny, I really thought there were even more hearts, but this is the last page.|
The two in the upper right, are not meant to be together. They just ran over each other.
|Silly drawing. Someone mentioned a whirly gig, and I came up with this.|
Well, I started this, I never finished it, after all, a whirly-gig just calls out for color.
And I don't think it should have a large tentacled arm....but he just popped up.
|Another doodle, just a doodle. The stars, moon, sun, rain, wind, earth, and life (plants).|
Just a day inside my brain.
|Another unfinished piece...this one may never get finished. |
Things went a bit sideways, and now I just don't like it as much.
|This will get finished.|
I'm making this for my neuroradiologist, because even if this doesn't work, she gave me hope.
This will have color, so you will see the word better after everything is colored in.
That's all for this week folks. Hopefully, I'll get back to my ladies this coming week.
But it doesn't really matter what I'm drawing, as long as I'm accomplishing something.
One day at a time.
Oh and a shout out to my Fish Friends. (you know who you are.)