I've managed to draw something after a very very long time (more like years) and I'm not very proud of it but at least its a start.
I recently read the book 'Old man and the Sea' by Earnest Hemingway, his final work published during his lifetime. It is a fantastic book with some great messages. It teaches you some incredible things. My favourite quote from the book is "Man is not made for defeat...a man can be destroyed but not defeated". [Further reading here] Inspired by the book I decided to pick up my dry pastels and fill a sheet with something that makes sense to me. The result is displayed below.
Definitely not even close to one of my best works but this is one thing that I made purely out of inspiration and not just something I did at art class. Or maybe it's more of an inspiration to inspire me. So for anyone who wants to understand, it's basically a pair of hands pulling out a bright soul from the black sea with the help of a fishing rod. Kind of representing my state right now where I am trying to find my soul or my core. Things that I have lost in the past couple of years, my lost talents - dance, art, etc, new talents that I always wanted to develop but for some reason didn't go through with, and anything at all that made me happy or made me ME. In the name of work, I left myself somewhere behind. I've decided not to move forward unless I know who I am and what I want.
Maybe posting these thoughts on the web might be considered a bit absurd, but everybody's got a kind of a coping mechanism I guess.
Another quote I recently fell in love with was from the movie Hugo - "So I figured if the whole world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part, I had to be here for some reason, and that means you have to be here for some reason too."
Till next time.
P.s - Its my blog after-all. I'm going to post what I want.