Expressing emotions through art has proven to be helpful to mankind. Be it through words, poetry, dance or a song…giving voice to the emotions we keep hidden from the world helps release the tension we carry around all our lives.
Be they moments of immense stress, loneliness, or a heartbreak, loss of a loved one or even our displeasure at the way the world functions – every emotion that can throw us in a state of disarray. A situation we need to come out of for the sake of ourselves, in a bid to save ourselves from trauma.
I discovered how my art could help me overcome loneliness, stress and ennui, too. It is thanks to my art that I could stay afloat…stay sane.
Earlier, it was just random sketches using crayons. Later, it was pencil sketches, working on which helped me become oblivious to the world around. Lately, it’s Zentangle that I found could transport me to a world far away from the chaos around. A chaos that often threatens to rob me of my peace!
Often my work is an inspiration of what I come across on the Net. However, there are times when my emotions help me come up with drawings that may not necessarily be ‘autobiographical’ in nature, but just a manifestation of my fears, my anxieties, my heartache.
I came up with this drawing today…actually, I could say, the drawing came to me, as I sat contemplating about Life!
No, no…I am not suffering from heartbreak..it’s just something that released some tension that often builds up within this sentimental artist!
Also sharing, this drawing I made last October during Inktober 2017. This picture could very well belong to a series I am thinking of working on. I am aware it isn’t cheerful in any way, but then happiness isn’t the only emotion we experience, isn’t it?
As well as this…from 2016.
I need to come up with a name for the series…and some more ideas, too! Will
work on it and keep you posted.
That’s all for this week at The Art Nook. See you all soon..