Friday, January 2, 2009

RESOLVE


I drew this toward the end of last year into my journal and felt it apt for this word "resolve". As part of my study in the diploma of Art Therapy a journal is an important part of the journey, it still remains an important part of my creative journey and I continue to add to it every evening and spare moment, especially when an image just pops into my head. The drawing above was a depiction of my resolve not to go down the gurgler!! There was a lot of pressure to get all assignments, projects, journals, practicums etc all finished completed and qualify for the diploma. That's not to mention working full time, managing a family, a home and still have some fun to keep creative. I didnt go down the gurgler, but was amused when flicking through my many pages to find this one above and reflect on how I felt at the time. For 2009 I have many aspirations but not nearly enough time to get them all going. Just enjoying the remainder of christmas holidays before returning to work. The last few days I actually finished some paintings that I have had on a go slow all during 2008, that has given me some satisfaction and I hope I can find time to do more of this before I recommence with more studies. No I am not going to go down the gurgler........

13 comments:

yoon see said...

Very interesting and original sketch. And it's so detail.
Yeah, I do agree with you. It's not easy to keep up and resolve of where we have planned either the short or long term plan.
But, I will say, let be realistic and set constructive goal. I am with God's blessing & providence. We will get there somehow.
Have a fruitful new year ahead!

indigene said...

Congrats and what a great career choice, too! Happy New Year and keep creating, you've proven it can be done!

Edrian Thomidis said...

That's a perfect image of the theme. The pencil work is beautiful too.
I know that sinking going down the drain feeling! Sometimes I set out too many things to accomplish, and don't have time for them all... especially when life throws you a curve ball!

soulbrush said...

i am so proud of you, a lot of my studying has been done with a family and a job...somehow the success is more sweeter. you go girl!

Ellen Byrne said...

Stick with it - your stuff is terrific!

studio lolo said...

I love that you call it a gurgler!! That makes me giggle :)

Excellent illo! I get the feeling you were really hanging on.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Great Idea.. and happy new year!

Katie said...

Thank you for your comments. Love your creative view of a downward spiral. Or at least that is what I think you mean by "going down the gurglar". I haven't heard that expression before. Happy New Year!

Pea said...

so interesting and also inspiring!I love the sketch. It is straight from the heart and shows how you feel.

get zapped said...

Great piece! I love your interpretation of it. I really like the shapes and designs within it. Good for you!

HapPY NeW YeaR!

Bella Sinclair said...

Nope, nope, nope. Not going down. Great drawing and so meaningful. Wow, I have to bow down to you, accomplishing all that at the same time. I find the older I get, the less I can multitask. Best of luck to you this year!

zingtrial said...

sooner or later you have to make a choice...leave behind your passion,your dream- or have the strength to look past all discouraging faces and look at yourself and know that you have what it takes..and you will prove them wrong. ;)Wishing you well my friend.

ellis.illus said...

thank you, gai for your comment on my blog. what a coincidence that i am online while you are ;-)

i like your sketch for this week's topic ... i'll be browsing through your blog for a wee while now before going tae bed :-)

elli