I want to wish all my followers a Happy New Year! Hope you will have a great and inspiring 2016.
Have you made any resolutions for the new year? I haven’t made any resolution, however, there are things that I need to practice and focus on, and one of them is to spend less time worrying.
“You don’t always need a plan, sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”
~Mandy Hale ~
Why do we humans choose to worry so much? That is a question that I think, many with me, are asking themselves. There is no sense in worrying about things that we have no control over, but yet we keep worrying about them. Whenever we worry about things, it takes up a lot of our energy, energy that we instead could use in order to enjoy life.
Well, I ain’t no better, because I tend to worry too much at times. And for 2016 I will try to break old habits by worrying less, it might prove challenging but will at least give it a try. What I have come to realise is that I don’t want to be like everybody else, I want to be ME, and do things the way I want to, dress the way I feel is comfy. The modern world that we now live in are painting up stereotypes – how we should be and look like. We only have to take a look at all these advertises that we see all around us, depicting those skinny, hollow faced models. Who want to look like that?
We should never be afraid of being different or do things that we are passionate about, whether it is walking around in your PJ all day, write, draw or simply being YOU! Well, walking around in a PJ all day might sound a bit extreme, but you get the idea? However, I do admit that during the holidays I have had a few PJ days, there’s nothing better than feel relaxed and comfortable. The weather has been really bad and haven’t been able to be outdoors that much. One good thing though is that I have got plenty of time to do what I love most, and that is to draw and illustrate. And here are a few of them:
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For these drawings I have been inspired by a little bit of many things really, the Celtic touch that I’ve been drawn to for a long time, the mystical things, and fairy tales with fairies, dragonflies and wizards.
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I feel that I have an interesting new hear ahead of me, lot’s of things that will happen and to focus on. My daily job will be busy, and there will be some traveling involved, and one good thing that comes out of that is to be able to travel to my native country Sweden and hopefully to meet my children, grandson and perhaps some other family members. Even if it only be briefly, it’s still better than nothing. I will also focus on my art and I am leaning more towards the illustrating of children’s books and the types of illustrations I am showing you in this post, I will still keep creating the car illustrations of course and some others in between. But I think it’s time for me to set my mind and imagination free to do my own stuff, the way I want to do them. There are so many good artists out there, and my thoughts has been that I can never compete with these guys and girls, with their zillion years of art studies and training. I am just a self taught artist, with ambitions to be better. It’s an ongoing procedure, with a lot of practice, many hours in fact. I don’t know if lot’s of years in college or art institutions would ever be better, but instead I’ve learned the hard way, by finding my own way to mixing colours, how to draw specific things and to work with reflections and angles and proportions.
And in the meantime I am also doing my studies in forensic science, and some of you might think where does all these different themes fit in to my world and daily life. But the truth is, that those are the things that interests me and makes me feel fulfilled. I only wish I would have had more support from home when I was younger when it was time to chose my direction, but instead I had to chose as per my abilities at the time. But due to the circumstances I have managed pretty well, with a few bumps in the road, but that is only normal I believe. The road in life is rarely wide and straight, we ought to get astray and feel lost and in the end find our way back onto our destined path. Not sure what my destined path is about yet, but I am sure I will be aware of it one day. One thing is for sure, that I was born with a pencil in my hand [giggles] and I only had to figure out how to use it to my best abilities. I am getting there…!
But from now on I will spend less time worrying about things and where I am heading, and let life have it’s course, to see where my skills will take me. Have to admit that a career as a full-time illustrator is a very tempting thought. Who knows? And, in the mean time I tend to live my life as happily as I possibly can and enjoy what ever comes in my way and make the most of it! To enjoy my studies and to work away at the drawing board.
If you would love to see my previous work you can visit my website at: http://www.evaasonsart.com
And on this note I
am wishing you all a
~Eva’s Chronicles ~