Some of you might wonder, why I chose these words for my post. It’s very simple: for me to draw or not to draw is nearly the same like to be or not to be.
Being born highly sensitive life doesn’t always have bright sides to look at but on the other hand highly sensitive people have a lot of artistic dispositions. For me painting and drawing is the same like meditation. I forget everything around me, I’m not hungry or thirsty anymore, I forget all my problems and that really helps a lot.
In the last weeks I have started again to draw regularly, i.e. every day about two hours. I wanted to overcome the sadness that was in my heart because my son has left me to make his phd in Vienna. I started a real challenge: old houses and a church in Holland. I found this photo in Word Press. It’s from a very talented young man named Pieter Navis who gave me his permission to use this photo. It took more than two weeks to complete this drawing because there were so many tiles and bricks to be sketched and going into details makes me even calmer. The drawing of the landscape was made by a photo from a WP blogger called bythebriny. Thanks.
You can also find some other drawings and paintings I made in the last time. As you can see, I usually use dark blue paper or even packing paper. I don’t like white paper. I used different media like pastel sticks, colored pencils with opaque white and charcol pencils. Unfortunately it wasn’t so easy to photograph my pictures as they were in frames with glas. Some of them don’t look as good on the photo as they are. I hope you just get an idea about my artistic work and like it.