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.




Comments

  1. ah ~ spirit world is not that far off ~ glad they inspired you to create this intricate graphic art? ~ Lovely work ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Definitely. That little rascal of a cat (a Tibetan Long Hair) was always an inspiration at odd times. This was directly inspired by his antics this morning...

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  2. Anyone who dreams of cats, living or long gone, are friends of Bleubeard's and mine. I absolutely adore the symmetry of this gorgeous latest entry. It is wonderful, and to think it was inspired by a cat. Wish Bleubeard would teach me how to draw!

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    1. Cats are some of the best people I've ever met. I am humbled by the gift my little friend brought me with their visit. This piece was a joy to create.

      I'm not sure about learning to draw from a cat, but they will sometimes help give you ideas about what to draw--or otherwise create.

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  3. I find this piece really beautiful--I love the golden glow and the cloud imagery and the delicacy of the dorje linework and the boldness of the red. And it was a pleasure to read about your dream—thank you!

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    1. Thank you. The line work all flowed as I created the various pieces, then assembled them into the finished whole. I hope to try something similar very soon.

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  4. A very powerful go-and-declutter-thyself symbol :-) Seriously, I believe it to be very eloquent, with the right colors for action, those beautiful lines evoking elegance (as a promise) and the appealing sense of balance created by the symmetric effect of the symbol. Very nice work, definitely inspired by something bigger ��

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    1. Thanks! This is one of my favorite pieces this month, if not the whole year. It was fun putting it together, it just flowed...

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