Drawing challenge: Calm
I’ve found that in difficult times, whether personal or global, I tend to always retreat into art.
And you. fellow artists, creative people, wildly imaginative, pink-hearted friends, I bet you retreat in your own way. Do your own thing to stay calm. It’s so important to stay calm, isn’t it?
My calm is being let loose into the weary world with this:
This is an old copy of a map of war.
The war was the Battle of Gravelotte. It shows the troop placements along the French German frontier in 1870.
Representing the community of people is this common pigeon. There are millions of them in every city, every town, every village all over the world. All ready to stand their ground, fly together in unison.
Representing calm is this dove. Just another in the community of pigeons, but she is turned in a different direction. And look, she has got the attention of the pigeon. “Be Calm”, she says. Follow me to a calmer, happier place.
I hope we do.
Time was a bit limited this week, and I didn’t quite finish this piece. (which is why the birds are floating instead of being grounded…lol) Time! Everything needs time.
Art: 25yr old reprint of a map dated 1870, inks, watercolours, graphite, watercolour pencils.
I’m trying something new, thanks to our Tammie. This is the WordPress possible link-up and I hope it works for us. I’ll try to link up our friends who already sent me their posts, and hopefully this will work. Like with all new things, there may be a bug, so let’s give this a little try and if it doesn’t work, then I’ll link everyone in manually. 😀
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