Lots of work done this week. And it feels good and fulfilling.
Each one of these drawings was a challenge. Times where I just wanted to give up and chuck the whole thing in the trash. Standing back and seeing things that weren't right-- Perspective wrong, proportions off, eyes too far apart, frustration trying to understand how to move the ink around where it needed to go...
But there are good things, too. "Moments" and deep emotion in the drawings that I absolutely love. Rich tones and colors appearing, beautiful textures created with my brush strokes, atmospheric, ethereal "lost edges" for the viewer to finish with their own seeing...
And with all of this, it feels a little vulnerable and scary sharing my work here. I guess it's the perfectionist in me. But I'm slowly learning to let that go. Reminding myself that all of this is just practice, not precious.
Hi, I'm Emily!
I welcome and thank you for visiting. Through this blog, I invite you, friends or strangers, to come and abide with me as I open my heart and home to you in understanding, honesty, discovery, and reflection. It is my hope that you will join me in my quest for a simple, joyful, meaningful life.