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How Do We Let Go?

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 26, 2014, 7:36 PM
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: The Silence
  • Reading: The Princess Bride
  • Watching: Dr. Who
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If any one actually reads my journals, they'll have noticed I have been MIA all year, until my latest art-post, Letting Go

I have spent all year helping my mother care for my father in his last months with cancer.  Since his passing
in September, I was actually afraid of picking up a pencil or paintbrush for fear of what would
be produced.  I have learned in the last couple of years that my emotions and my artwork are tightly woven and when there are things I do not know how
to express or deal with, it comes out in my artwork.

I can openly admit that I did not know what to do, or how to deal with my father's death - and I still don't.
This painting had started last winter, a little after dad was admitted to the hospital but before I was aware of how serious his illness was.  As such,
it originally had a completely different meaning.  The last time I remember drawing or painting anything was around
early spring.  So this canvas sat in my dining room for 6 months or so, untouched.

Anyway, today I had my first highly productive day in a month and half - things were cleaning, a couple of things organized,
and I finished this painting.  As I said, it  originally had a different purpose... but all I could think of as I glued each feather individually
was that I was somehow giving my father wings.  I was letting him go.

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I've always found these difficult, not because I don't know how to describe myself, but because, like artwork I change with the mood of life. I can be utterly colourful to increasingly dark in an incredibly short amount of time.

Mostly I am mellow as I try to be as peaceful as I can in a world full of Chaos and anger, which to the untrained eye, makes me seem plain and boring. Those who are close to me would never call me such, they have seen me at my worst and at my best.

In some ways, I suppose I am still like a teenager going through an identity crisis. Trying to be myself and satisfy everyone at the same time. I know it is an impossible task, but the love I have for those in my life make me want to try...


What does everyone else do when they hit the proverbial writer's block (or in my case, drawer's block)? 




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ChristianCowgirl116 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

If you would like your deviation, touch, posted in Portraits-of-People, you will have to submit it into a different gallery. If you look at the rules it says that only I am able to put deviations into the featured gallery. Try submitting it into the Traditional black and white gallery! :)

I did have to refuse your other submission. Again, in the rules it says that mature content is not accepted.

Thank you and have a nice day!
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rlyawesome Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding my work to your collection! :huggle::iconpinklilyplz:
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GrimRipper77 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
спасибо за звездочку)
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Diabolic-Emane Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, great gallery :D
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Akt92 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave
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arthawk87 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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GenocidLcre8r Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!:headbang:
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GenocidLcre8r Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thumbs up,very nice Gallery!:)
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for adding Ice Queen and From The Shadows to your favourites!
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