line & color: illustrations
My father always carried a small green sketch block with him. He would take out his black pen, quickly draw what he saw and date it. Later, he would often take a brush and some water and turn his drawing into a water color. He filled 80 of these little green sketch blocks. My father was not a visual artist by training, but he drew and painted, even with oils, at least as long as I knew him, 43 years of his 88 year long life.
I have followed his example every now and then. Never with true consistence. But seeing the world with a pen in hand is one of my ways of connecting to reality.
I was recently invited to a Christmas party where each guest was to bring one gift to be randomly re-gifted among the present guests. So, I spent Christmas morning in bed, drawing and painting a set of 29 inspirational cards. I took my inspiration both for text and motifs from my set of "Abraham-Hicks" Well-being cards. But I also made things up. And thoroughly enjoyed myself. Here are some of those cards, and others, prompted by that experience of aimless joy. These drawings are not perfect, they are my exploration into imperfection and free play. Aimless joy, indeed.