Growing, blossoming, making its way unto this world
Worrying about being accepted and appreciated
Hoping to find its own place, make its own space,
A beauty as delicate as the raindrops
That will wither from the impurities of air
Grow little blossom, grow, and see the light of the day
Shine upon the beauty of your soul.
I want to wish my brother a happy birthday!!
It’s been a while since I last posted but somehow art is calling me yet again. Since it is my brother’s birthday, I grabbed my watercolor set and went for it. Because this is supposed to be a fast art, I didn’t sketch this with a pencil. Instead I directly used the brush. I am quite glad that my first fast watercolor portrait went out alright. This is just a small watercolor drawing , about 3 inches in size. So that’s that. I enjoyed holding the brush again.
Have a colorful day! – Melonaide
I’m currently out to accompany some kids in the poster making contest. It’s challenging to draw kids because they move a lot even if they’re watching a movie on ipad or if they’re drawing. But they sure are fun to watch.
I made a logo for my brother’s violin ensemble in the school where he teaches – Clair de Lune. It’s his birthday today and this is his special request from me. I exceeded 10 more minutes just to make some extra touch-ups. I love the moon so I truly enjoyed drawing this.
Happy birthday to my bro Edmond. 🙂
I miss my cat’s liveliness.
He’s sick at the moment.
He lost appetite and won’t eat.
He used to be fat and healthy but now he’s so thin.
We let him stay in the vet to be treated.
But he’s still weak with weird behaviors.
I at least want to draw the fat and cuddly Doro.
I hope he’ll be well soon.
Letting the colors loose,
Allowing each line through,
Let the water flow
And each paint blend.
Can’t do much with my racing thoughts
Nagging me much about my own flaws,
So I’ll just pick up the brush,
Even if my mind and heart’s restricted,
I’ll let my hands break free.
Reaching out as far as I could go
To a place only my mind can reach…
I stopped, yes, I rested for a bit
But on and on I will go…
Never giving up.
Always starting once again.
There might be a lot of frustrations
From halted plans and miscalculations.
But it is all better than regret
And giving up with a fret.
The world may laugh at my pace.
And scorn when I try to find my place.
But this battle I will always pursue.
I may rest but still I will continue.
Until the thing of my imagination
Is something near its realization.
It’s the first day of a brand new year
But there’s nothing extravagant, no out of town vacations or so
Just me flooding with thoughts of last year and the year to come.
What have I accomplished last year?
Any great stuffs or stories to tell?
Yeah, some stuffs here and there that may or may not bore
the lucky or unlucky person to hear my ramblings.
So, here I went trying to order from the menu of the universe
thinking of things I want to achieve this year.
But thinking so hard makes me sleepy.
Or maybe I’m just thinking harder than I’m supposed to.
So before I end the day soaked with my own mixture of thoughts
I decided to see the sun as it sets on the first day of 2014
with a little challenge – to climb on the rooftop.
I have no trouble with heights, but I sure has one on the thought of falling.
But silly as it sounds, there goes my first challenge of the year.
Thank God nobody saw me in my funny pursuit.
Trying to look cool is the least of my concern at the moment
as I make my way up.
You see, the ladder we got isn’t the safest one you’ll ever want.
But it’s good enough to get there as long as I’ll conquer the fear.
As I finally succeed in getting there, heart shaking,
Seeing the 360 degree view of the sky is very rewarding.
As I lay there I could see the birds fly over me.
Seeing nothing but blue and orange and the cool breeze is ecstatic.
This is what every sociable introverts like me want from time to time –
a place for peaceful isolation, a sanctuary.
As I greet the setting sun, I saw the first star of the night.
I thought that the star resides on a great height.
To conquer heights, you must conquer your fears of falling.
You cannot go up if you are too afraid of falling down.
“I can do that too.”
And then there goes the hardest part – going down.
I’m just glad nobody’s around to witness
my astounding awkward way of going down.
But it’s all worth it.
Many challenges awaits on this brand new year.
Yes, I am scared to fail…but it doesn’t matter.
If the prize of failing and trying is succeeding.
Happy New Year everyone!
Pencil Illustration (6B) on Plain White Paper (5.25″ x 5.5″)
This pretty lady, Ms. Ana volunteered herself to have her picture drawn in 30 Minute Art’s Facebook page. Although it took me so long before I could actually continue this project (she volunteered on April 17), I got myself starting once again. Ugh, I might be a big procrastinator, but rarely a quitter. The culprit is: I accepted portrait jobs which of course took me weeks to accomplish. Actually I almost got carried away on this one. This took me 45 mins. to finish (shhhh) hahaha. It would have taken really a long time once my perfectionism sets in. But anyways since this is 30 minute art, I could let my perfectionism rest and just do what I can do in a shorter period of time. I don’t have the time pleasure of meticulously measuring every details to make the portrait looks exactly as it is, so I’m pretty sure there might be some errors here and there, but I guess it’s always has been exciting doing portraits within 30 minutes.
Well, I’m gonna run out of pictures to draw soon, (I only have 2 pictures on queue) so, if you want me to draw your 30 minute portrait, pls. like the 30 minute art page (you can click it on the right) and comment somewhere here or there that you want to be drawn, and I’ll draw your Facebook profile picture. 🙂
Have a great day!
Pencil Illustration (H) on Plain White Paper (6″ x 7″)
This pretty lady is Michelle whom I have known as emjayzed here on WordPress. We challenged each other before to make an origami crane (The Wishing Crane). She is a fun person, do check out her site! If you want me to draw your portrait under the time pressure of 30 minutes as well, do say so on the comments below, and I’d be really glad to draw you as my next model. 😀
Have a great day!