Happy New Year~~~!!! Everyday is a NEW day. But often we are blind and deaf to appreciate it.I met an old lady at hospital. Once, doctors told her, "Only 2 years are left for you..." Yes, literally, a death sentence. BUT that lady, with a big smile, said, "I've kept on living more than 20(30?) yrs after that! So, ever since, everyday is a bonus and I thank for each day." OOOOhhhh! Touching! I held her hand with thanks. The story encourages me to live life fully with thanks. Don't waste your time! Sadami, challenge it!
Last year, I challenged sketching a sea. Today, I love it. An ocean is full of energy and life. Waves' sounds and scents...and wash away dust from a heart. Often silently people just wantching waves...
I sketched above after 1km swimming (A4). Do you kne? A sea changes colours and waves. It depends on time and a weather. Very fascinating. The technical problem is "humidity." Paints slowly get dry. Be careful about wash.I sketched the boy below after finishing the rough sea above. Although very exhausted, I thought, "If I miss this, when will I encounter it again? Go, challenge it!"
Their family cheered up this little boy, "You're a legend!" "Good job!" They happily let me sketch him. The boy came to me and exclaimed, "It's me!!" Ahahaha, the wonderful feedback! That's the beauty of spot-on sketching, sharing joy and life!
Regarding resolutions, I'll challenge still life and architecture, particularly, flowers and buildings. These golden flowers picked up on the way back from the beach. Yet rough, this work might enable me to get a breakthrough how to handle flowers in a loose style. Friends, I thank for our precious encounters on the earth. Let us enjoy challenging and share joy at each moment of 2012.
I'll have a hand surgery on 31st Jan. I'm computing posts and leaving comments on your blogs after getting the doctor's permission.Happy painting!! Have wonderful days! Yey!!!