Vein, a drawing challenge

February 20, 2015

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Inside I have weak veins. The thin, blue lines lie shallow under my skin. Each time someone needs to draw some blood I become the human pincushion as one vein after another collapses under the pressure. It’s OK, I’m used to it. I breathe deeply and focus on the moment when it’s all over. It takes ages!

Inside I have strong veins. The rich, crimson of my creativity runs heavy and deep. Each time I pick up the camera, a pencil, my brushes, these veins take over, command my hands and stay strong under pressure. I’m hardly aware that I’m breathing, Time stands still.


Come follow this beautiful vein of creativity to: Ariane, Lisa, Tammie, Renilde, Nadine, Katrin, Eric,Β Kim, Marian, Roberto, Sharmon, Sabine, and maybe PatriceΒ and Annton.

And Katrin is our host for next weekend, Feb 28th, March 1st with Birthday Cake!

Art: Mixed media painting, collaged paper, acrylics, oils, inks, a few vintage postage stamps

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  • Reply Marian February 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Veronica! Please add me! I have just loaded up my offering for you πŸ™‚ Take care, mxx

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Love to! And love your’s. πŸ˜€

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks February 20, 2015 at 10:49 am

    A beautiful collage and commentary!

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Thank you my friend. πŸ˜€

  • Reply roberto February 20, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Hi, Veronica! Congratulations for choosing this theme and for your art, I love your words! Congratulations !. I left a comment on the post in which you made the invitation. May I share this DC, yet?

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Yes for sure! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Rosemarie February 20, 2015 at 5:13 pm


    Your creativity and interpretation of topics/themes is always inspiring.

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thank you so much sweetie. πŸ˜€

  • Reply renilde February 21, 2015 at 12:49 am

    your strong veins…an ode to creativity, and yes i can feel in your posts the joy you have
    in making things, in using your imagination, aren’t we lucky woman πŸ™‚

    fine collage Veronica, blues and reds, blood murmuring through veins like soft music.
    thanks for being our host

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:29 am

      We are lucky indeed. πŸ˜€ Thank you very much.

  • Reply tinyWOOLF February 21, 2015 at 2:09 am

    excellent description for what creativity does to us. your collage does speak for itself. i am naturally drawn to the woman’s dreamy pensΓ©es. this theme made me think, and next the words just rolled out. talking ’bout tapping the vein… ;))) n?

    • Reply tinyWOOLF February 21, 2015 at 2:10 am

      v, i figured by now the comments section doesn’t accept html, and i’d had some added to my comment. sorry for troubling you. x

      • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:23 am

        No problem Nadine. I’m glad it’s sorted out. πŸ˜€

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Thank you so much. I was drawn to her too! I love that we both had/worked on the Julia Cameron books. πŸ˜€

  • Reply eric February 21, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I like your collage with all kind of references. Wonderful photo. The veins in the leaves where also on my mind.
    Thanks for hosting this inspiring theme. – eric

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:22 am

      Thank you so much Eric. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Tammie February 21, 2015 at 7:35 am

    look how big that leaf is!!
    i might have the kind of veins you have, i have been a pin cushion
    and art flows from deep within my veins too
    your collage is wonderful, makes me look and look again
    thank you for being our host!

    • Reply Veronica February 21, 2015 at 8:20 am

      We’re two of a kind! πŸ˜€ That’s a vine maple leaf. Isn’t it glorious?

  • Reply Patrice A. February 22, 2015 at 12:33 am

    your words touch me
    the weak veins, so vunerable, and the strong creative ones….
    and your collage is beautiful!
    all the red and blue, like the viens inside us
    thanks for the theme
    and hosting

    • Reply Veronica February 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Aw, thank you so much sweetie. πŸ˜€ I’m happy to host any time I’m needed. I love our DCs. X

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson February 22, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Beautiful interpretation! I did finally publish mine, though a bit late – I apologize!

    • Reply Veronica February 22, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      That’s fantastic! I’m so very happy you could join and I love it. Remember, there are no rules and everyone is very happy you could join at any time. πŸ˜€ x

  • Reply Kim Henkel February 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful collage and words, and what a spectacular vein filled leaf! Thanks for a theme that had me thinking!

  • Reply missherzfrisch February 24, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Dear Veronica, what a wonderful collage. Also your invitation was great!
    Thanks you for the theme

  • Reply daryledelstein February 24, 2015 at 6:25 am

    awesome collage and i would hope by now the phlebotomist would know to use the butterfly needle … i know about this ’cause my mom had the worst time having blood drawn …

    • Reply Veronica February 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I’ve had one or two successful phlebs get it on the first try (that’s a success rate of about 5%). Usually it was because they work with mom and were shaking in their boots. πŸ˜€

  • Reply roberto February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    “your veins take over and command your hands!”
    Good thing!
    And I realize that it is good that way. because your art is excellent!

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