ReBLOGathon Day10 Drawing/Art

This isn’t really a reblog because I don’t think I ever blogged about the drawings that I’ve had up on my WordPress blog, on the right side. If you are looking at my blog through your phone app, you might not even see them.

Back when I was a teenager, I used to draw figures for $5 at the local college with a live model. It was like a 3 hour session. Amazing, right?! I always enjoyed drawing the skeleton in art classes, and my other favorite was drawing for biology classes in middle school and anatomy and physiology class in high school.

The lower drawing is from after about a 20 year hiatus in drawing. It’s a still life. Since then I’ve had another 6 year hiatus–with little to no drawing. There have been occasional attempts to be regular about it, but those attempts failed with my other studies and general life stuff. I think in 2023, I’ll make drawing a priority again. I’m hoping to come back as an artist one day soon. I have a lot of ideas and really do enjoy making art. I’m slowly preparing the place for it in my life where I can really dig in. Back in my early 20s I had an installation exhibit in Pittsburgh as part of a shared vision. I know I can begin again anew, and I look forward to it. Thanks for viewing and reading.

I just noticed that I’m publishing this blog post at 11:11 on 11/11/22 Wow, that wasn’t even planned until the last minute 🙂

15 thoughts on “ReBLOGathon Day10 Drawing/Art

      1. I didn’t relate that too well…I meant it as in the art has to take its turn in line, as in first, second, third etc, as life gets in the way. Sorry, I was a bit vague there…but…may it has come to the front of the line for a reason, the drawings look good Ka 😀❤️🙏🏽

      2. I think for me it’s been about lacking confidence and not feeling supported in my art. Just getting by and living and finding a way to make a living was the priority. I was an artist as a youngster and this was before all the internet existed, and/or had just started out with dial up. Art supplies are expensive, and I was reluctant to use what I had. But it still comes down to me and my attitude and passion. I didn’t want to be a “starving artist.” I think I’m afraid to keep trying and it’s a surprise to just say the truth. Now it’s harder to get around to it, so I hope to start with classes again, when time permits.

      3. Then maybe it has raised its hand to ask you what it now means. The fact that you have expressed it so well, here, now, may be time for a change. Maybe not even in the art but to ask you where your heart wants to be. Many changes are happening. Much love and light in your journey then, wherever it may be Ka 😀❤️🙏🏽

  1. No….i can’t see any side
    pics on my phone. Oh my goodness! You’re massively talented! These are gorgeous!! You do need to keep drawing. Seriously beautiful my friend 💜

    1. Thank you so much. I have sadness pangs for these unactualized drawing skills. If I had applied myself in the last 30 or so years… I would be much better…. Also, same with guitar, but that’s even further unactualized. Your comment inspires me greatly. 🦋🌈

      1. Keep being gentle with yourself. You can’t get it wrong. There are only so many hours in a day. You have been blessed with many talents. Right now there isn’t time for everything. Enjoying your life and your family is absolutely all that counts. Everything else is bonus… You will get to these talents when the time is right. Just trust that and keep enjoying every single day!

      2. I’ve always loved this quote:

        It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…
        Aldous Huxley, Island

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