My daughter stood still for a scribbled portrait some month ago. She was so excited that I could really do this, that she made me draw a portrait of her. Of course it is a very rough sketch. I know my little one. One second she is all sincere and tries to be patient, the next second she is gone playing more interesting stuff than sitting still for her Mama.
In the weeks before my birthday I begin to think about my life – family – work and everything more deeply every year. Sometimes it’s just a recap of everything, sometimes it’s more deeply. After so many changes last year it’s not easy to do everyday what I have done repeatetly over the last years. I love my work, but I used to love it more and it kind of seems to be not enough. The feeling there should be a change comes up very often at the moment, but it’s hard to get my hands on the direction were it will lead me to.
So I’ve been thinking a lot, talking with the people I hold near my heart and who understand what I mean. I need something fresh and most of all – challenging. I have decided to bring myself out into the real world more. We have a vibrant art community here despite we are in a rural area and I want to be part of it. I want to make pieces of art, that inspire others to take up embroidery, too. Pieces, that make me a better embroiderer and push the edges of what I can do.
So I began with the kind of motif I’m most challenged and fascinated by – PEOPLE.
Drawing people is THE thing I have always struggled with more than other sections of art and yet it’s so fascinating to capture a humans Persona. It’s similar with animal drawings. I feel like capturing the soul or spirit of a living being when I draw people and animals.
We’ll see were it gets me.
I wish you all a great week.