Being very busy and
not getting the time to relax,
paint at leisure has its benefits too,
as I learnt this past week,
because I turned to my journal
with a passion that was almost like
coming up for deep breaths from underwater!
I was dying to sketch a woman
with an interesting face that could tell stories
and when I saw a pic of this lady,
I knew I had to paint her in my journal.
To me, she is full of Life,
not ready to sit down and listen to mush,
yet very caring, practical.
Her headdress, vivacious and flamboyant,
is an expression of her spirit
that has learned how to smile on in life!
“There is a stubbornness about me
that never can bear to be frightened
at the will of others.
My courage always rises
at every attempt
to intimidate me.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Recently someone I know said,
“What did you paint? Yet another face?”
I had nothing to say
except that I paint what I love to paint,
and if a face is my inspiration,
I feel glad that I am able to draw
faces and last day, this face,
the face of a shy girl
appeared to me
and as I drew,
I added feathers to her.
She is a quiet person,
content in herself and
happy to be so.
"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
Do you enjoy drawing faces like I do? Do write in, I'm eager to read your thoughts. :-)