AEDM2017, Day 17...A Little Clarity and Clearing.
Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.
Today I did this...
Woke up this morning and I was certain my cat was trying to get my attention, like he always used to do when he felt like it was a good time to demand a special treat. But my cat Mr. Maya has been gone for a long, long time now. He will very likely be the last cat I ever have as a pet. We sometimes joke about our 'invisible, mythical' cat Mr. Sprinkles, and I like to think that two of them are hanging out, chasing imaginary mice and napping away with wild abandon whenever they aren't up to some mischief.
As I sat down to my first cup of morning coffee I started to sketch a series of little dorjes, thunderbolt symbols inspired by a combination of a war club and bell that denotes a thunderbolt of brilliant, diamond light capable of bursting past all the self-imposed obstacles and what-not one can sometimes allow to clutter things up. It's a wake-up call sort of thing, not the actual enlightenment, but the means to clear away some dead wood, take a good look around, get your bearings and get back to the work.
Thank you my old friend.Your little visit, and the pleasant memories it sparked, was a very special treat.
Now, back to work.