Elves and the Blogwriter! (Blog marathon post 5)
When I wake up in the mornings, as though by magic, comments have already arrived, a bit like the little elves who made the shoes in the night when the Shoemaker slept! It gives me great joy to see your responses(as any true blue blogger will vouch)—after all where would a blog be without readers, right? It is not easy to write, night after night, thinking of new topics each day, especially when you have had a long day and you just want to curl up and go to bed. But determined I am, to see this through—keeping fingers crossed. (And all this just for a sense of accomplishment to see a challenge through!)
Most of you who have been reading me know that I post my Art work from time to time. Lately I have been working hard on my second book, and was also was really caught up moving countries and settling down. Yet the urge to create, to doodle, to sketch is always there. Sometimes I see images that I simply must reproduce, else I will burst. Sometimes an overwhelming, all consuming obsessive compulsion takes over and I simply have to put the image that is swirling around in my head to paper. This usually happens when words fail me to express the depth of my emotion and I turn to canvas, paints and paper to help me express what I feel. If you want to see my Art work, click here.
The last picture I made was in March, just before we left India. I saw this image in a small thumbnail, in a local newspaper. For some reason I felt a compelling need to reproduce it as a pencil sketch. This is what I made. (The actual size is an A4 size)
While it is definitely not one of my best pictures, I am still pleased with the way it turned out. Sometimes it is these little things like a picture you drew and a blog comment you received, that nobody gives out prizes for, that give you the maximum joy.