Tagged with 'painting'

Life is a puzzle

I am participating in the online course “A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery” to stir up my creativity since the end of April 2013. It is my intention to get back to my creative life, to learn focusing also on myself now and then, to make time for self-care and self-growth. The exercises I need to be doing range from writing, reflecting, to creative tasks such as painting, doodling, collage making etc. Here goes the first one. The task is to grab any art medium and feel free to get messy. As Shannon from free spirit says, “Remember, there isn’t a...

Where the mind goes the energy flows…

Zaragoza, Spain, 2003. Dr. Wayne Dyer uses this statement often in his lectures. I wonder where my mind went while producing this one: I remember vaguely that I intended to create something perfect. A great but false intention because “perfect” things only happen when I can let myself simply be and turn of my mind. In those moments creation is upon perfection simply because I follow the energy flow, the anything that is meant to be, that is supposed to evolve. It seems as if doing art switches my mind off automatically. It feels like jumping into a lake of cold...

Wheel of female energy

Zaragoza, Spain, 2003. Starring at the plain paper in front of me, a big X with a female body in the center starts swirling around in my imagination. The first big X I place invites for putting more X’es, which I realize by measuring equal distances on the vertical sides and connecting them through the center. I hesitate drawing the female body in the middle of the page, since my idea is still under construction. Instead I continue by coloring the wings in red, black, and white. My creative energy flows. I decide to make a female body template, which is perfect for bringing...

David Beckham might see himself different

Zaragoza, Spain, 2003. In one of the magazines laying around the house I find an advertisement, which is showing a profile photograph of David Beckham’s face. I decide to draw him, and I must admit I didn’t meet his proportions. I might perceive his appearance simply from another perspective, since I only notice when I finish the drawing. Nevertheless, the face I produce is outstanding, and definitely male. I continue to draw neck, throat, and shoulders. The outcome is dissatisfying, disproportional, and somewhat unfitting to the handsome face. My missing sense to...

Like Picasso and Dali unknowingly

Zaragoza, Spain, 2003. The pencil flows over the paper creating a flow of events, which are all interconnected. I don’t think. I just let the lines appear on the paper. Since the elements and figures appear a bit lonely on the big white sheet of paper, I feel like placing them in a grid. Having just bought acrylic color, I feel invited to dress everyone and everything in the scene with color. Again, I choose by feeling which color should go where, which turns out to keep the painting in balance. When sending a sample of my drawings and paintings to my uncle, he tells me...

The Symphony of Your Soul

A special birthday present For long I have the strong inner wish to give my mom something special for her upcoming birthday; something out of the ordinary. Often I see the image of a waving, black and white piano keyboard in my mind. The background is totally black, while the keys are popping out white with occasional black stripes. I decide to paint it, somehow. Just how? I remembered that I had made a photo of my mom playing the piano, but I cannot find it anywhere (now while composing this article it magically pops up ;). Well, I still have time to figure that out. One day...