For me, renewal is rebirth. A restart. A second chance.
It means, turning over a new fresh blank page.
For these holidays, I decided to start all over again… To come back to my childhood.
And thus, learn the art of drawing again.
Since I was born, I remember doing only two activities: painting and listening to the stories that my mother told me through story books. I loved everything concerning art. I knew that when I was even younger, I would sing and dance. Then painting and drawing took over.
Until I obtained my salvation.
Well, what I really mean is that since I loved to hear those fairy tales that my mother read to me, I wanted to be able to read by myself. This was a strong desire inside of me. Thus I learnt quickly at school and struggled to finally be able to read a whole passage.
One day, I succeeded. And I could also finally write.
That was how in fact I slowly stopped drawing and painting and replaced it with writing. Since the beginning all I wanted to do was to express myself in some form of art. The artist soon became the writer.
Here I am!
But for a while now, I started to mix both. For example, I drew my characters and even did some storyboards. Mixing words with drawings. Yet I was mostly concentrating on the writing.
And now that I’ve learnt a lot about writing, I want my drawing abilities to resurface again and be at the same level as my way of conjuring words on paper.
Since I’m in holidays, I therefore took some drawing courses… for fun!
It’s a sort of renewal for me, really. It’s rediscovering the child within me. It’s going back to the beginning, to circles and squares…
What is ‘renewal’ to you?
An Evil Nymph.
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