I was pulling weeds one day when, at the back of one pot, I saw this scraggly little thing. I pulled it, thinking it was another weed but, lo and behold, it was a scrawny little marigold plant. Now, I hadn’t planted a marigold in that particular spot, it must have grown from a seed. I felt bad, so I quickly replanted it, hoping it would grow, knowing the odds were not in its favour.
I think there’s a something in this for all of us. Life is tough, but so are we. If we have the tenacity to push through our day to day life challenges, if we just hang on, we too will persevere.
May the odds be ever in your favour.
Tonight was another combination page.
I started with the poppies then added the journaling. I knew what I wanted to say, but it was a bit hard. No one likes to admit when they’re being silly so this page was easier to start with the drawing. I like drawing poppies. Their design might be simple but their beauty is anything but. And I really like doing them in the elegant writer ink. I love the colours and splatters that happen when it gets wet.
As I’m sure was noticed, I wasn’t quite brace enough to share my emotions without covering them up with the washi tape. Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough.
I am so tired. It’s 11:30 (ish) and I’m just finishing my posts for the day. I was in school tonight until 9:30 after work. Not complaining though. Merely explaining why I couldn’t concentrate enough to focus on something awesome for today’s art. I made small art instead. Little things using a lot of material.