As of late, I have found myself compelled to create what I am titling ‘Seekers’. My life’s journey seems to have been a continuous treasure hunt, seeking for clues as to how to see the magic, how to be the magic and how to share the magic. There are messages everywhere! I don’t always catch them but when I do, it’s like finding a piece of the puzzle to understanding how to be my best self.
These creations I call ‘Seekers’ are my way of reminding myself of some of the messages that I hear along the way and sharing them with others in an artful and soulful way. I generally like my creations to be functional so they can serve a purpose in a beautiful way. I find these ‘Seekers’ to be soulfully functional!
Many times I have little to no clue as to where they are going when the pencil hits the paper. I just start and they spill out. With each stroke they begin to whisper to me. I then bring in the ink and as I add the dark lines, it’s as if they are coming through a frosted glass window to stand before me. I could stop at that point, but they are not ready to. I then scan them in and digitally color them. Now they begin to really dance!
Digital coloring is a process that I am growing in and it intrigues me…sometimes to the point of irresponsibility when it comes to doing the bills and all those other necessary but soulfully UN-fulfilling and sometimes draining tasks. I have to drag myself kicking and screaming out of the world of magic and creativity back to the dreaded to-do list.
I’m not sure where the ‘Seekers’ are going and honestly, I don’t know where they came from. But they are what is spilling out of me right now and they bring a part of who I am into this world and for that, I am grateful.