Gifts from the Subconscious.

I have been keeping a diary/sketchbook by my bedside for some time now.

One doesn’t want to lose the precious insights and imagery that creep in from the dark subconscious into the bright light of the conscious… Unheralded and sudden, only to disappear within seconds, leaving one awake for hours, just trying to catch the gist of it.

I have woken up to a scrawl I cannot decipher and one meandering word per page, nonsensical and confused, yet it seemed so important at that time of night to just jot it down 😁

Last night, I remember scribbling something. .. I was very sleepy, yet couldn’t let go of my pen, some snippets from a show I was watching, some random thoughts, all coming together as interweaving lines that I had no energy to make sense of and no desire either.

In the morning I looked at my open sketchbook and found this maze .. I refined it considerably, trying to put them into some cohesive narrative.

This is what it looks like now 😊

#sketchbook #illustration #asketchaday #penandpaper #subconscious

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Wait Gain 😁

Carrying a sketchbook has its benefits, especially when you find yourself alone and with time to spare 😊My friends were to meet me at a coffee shop… But they were running late… This is how long it took them to reach me πŸ˜β˜•Finally, finished it at home 😁#sketchbook #illustration #waitgain #SimplePleasuresofLife #timetable

The Mess we Make πŸ˜

A cabinet that needs cleaning
But is a fun subject, nevertheless!
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As an artist, one notices more, the good and the bad… The magical and the mundane 😊… And all of it is a creative opportunity to experiment with different mediums πŸ‘Œ
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#sketch #asketchaday #joyofcolour #joyofart #SimplePleasuresofLife #coffeegrains #salt #textures

Spill, and Don’t Clean Up πŸ˜

Sometimes, it’s great to relinquish control… It’s a release from all the desires and goals.

Just put water on paper, float your favourite colours and let the magic happen!

It needn’t mean anything, or mean anything, it’s just a means to let go… And be fine with what happens.

Too often we stop enjoying the process of creativity because we have an imaginary sense of ‘expectation’ from ourself… It’s OK to just relish colours, like little kids do all the time 😊🎢

Storm in my Sketchbook πŸ˜¬

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To create
A wild garden
In a sketchbook
Is like creating
A storm
In a teacup πŸ€“πŸ˜¬!

Today I sat by the television not knowing what I wanted to sketch and then the image of a corner of the garden came to mind… One in which the Hollyhocks were sun-drenched and the morning was beautiful!

It was a delight to keep adding more details and colour, just for the joy of creating my own little storm in my Sketchbook πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
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#Watercolours #mungyo #hollyhocks #gardenstories #blossomsandblessings #art #myart #joy #impressionism #impressionist