Sometimes, we get lost on our journeys in art. Me, too. I doubt my ability and drawing skills. Fortunately, mentors support me well. Ann James says, "Sadami, you capture real people, real life and real moments in a very special way. Just be content that you are you. The best possible thing to be!" Oh, thank you, Ann! Even in exploring new techniques, it's important to hold an individual stance in a personalised style. Probably, it relates to the beauty of working people. Especially, craftsmanship is divine. I post the sketches of clockmakers.
I love to look at a clockmaker working. His every movement at each moment fascinates me. My curiosity is like a little kid! All other adults go around for shopping and will come back to the shop to pick up watches except me. When I ask a clockmaker for permission to sketch, my say puzzles him and he gets surprised. In my experience, working people are shy and friendly. I sketched this clock maker a few days ago, when I put a new battery into my watch. His concentration was impressive. Each clockmaker's face expression and body language interests me most.
This clockmaker uses a magnifier. Tiny parts, sensitive tools and a rubber dust blower are on a desk. It seems that each clockmaker can choose a different colour of a rubber dust blower (*I saw red and green!). I could not interrupt his work and did not ask his motivation to become a watch specialist. Simply because he liked it and he chose the occupation? I smiled at him silently behind the counter.
"Originality and uniqueness," I always seek and find it in working people.
Each clockmaker's face expression and body language interests me. So far, I like this image most in the collected clockmakers. Working people are shining and special.
Ordinary people's ordinary scenes are extraordinary. An individual is "one and only." In my eyes, ordinary people's ordinary lives are heavenly beautiful. People at any occupation look marvelous.
...if so, I hope myself to be content to myself and others, when I work on drawing. While I draw working people, I think of myself. Btw, do you like an hour glass? I like it, sometimes I watch it and think of many things. I can see "visible" time in the sand clock.... I hope I will keep on capturing real people in my own way.
After a long weekend of Queen's birthday, we'll get back to a routine.
Friends, Happy Painting!