It wasn't until yesterday that I noticed this,
then a friend pointed it out to me,
since my visit to the hospital all my 'girls' have had sad faces.
It's not been a conscious effort on my part to make them look sad,
it just seems to have happened.
Even if you look back on the faces in my last post (which were all done whilst in hospital), you have to admit they do look quite sad.
My friend Sharon Marie said to me that she believes that your art shows how you feel, or bares your soul, and I actually think that there may be something in this.
A long time ago,
when I was 29, I found out that I needed a pacemaker.
it was completely out of the blue and a HUGE shock.
I was almost at the end of my four year Teaching degree and life was sweet.
As things unfolded, it meant that I would have to take a year out of college and have the operation etc, then return the following year to complete my course.
As anyone probably would do, I just 'got on with it' and kind of put my thoughts and feelings to the back of my mind.
It wasn't until I returned to my degree and had to complete my final Art assignment, that it all came pouring out in my work and art journal.
The art was very 'serious'
and the journal,
that reduced my tutors to tears when they read it.
I still have the work that I did then, and looking back at it, I can see exactly what Sharon means.
The art did bare my soul without me even realising it,
but more importantly than that,
it did HEAL me.
So after that little interlude, perhaps I should show you the art from yesterday that she was talking about.
this one made me smile, I even turned her mouth up at the edges to suggests a smile, but she still looks sad.
And do you know the strangest thing...
I actually feel quite happy at the moment too.
So my conclusion in all of this is...
Art moves in mysterious ways.
P.S all these little doodles were done in ink on textured watercolor paper.
P.P.S Thank YOU to my lovely friend Sharon Marie, your heART is beautiful.