How to heal a broken heart – Part III
For Part III of the Man Forgetting Tour of 2012 we’re back in San Diego. I have to admit that no sewing has happened as my mom’s machine needs servicing. 🙁 But the good news is I bought some oil pastels!!!
6. Make some art or have fun attempting to! I have had this painting on my mind for a couple of weeks now ever since I saw it on Design Sponge Sneak Peeks. I loved everything about it: the cool tones, the Von Goghian blues and greens, and the geometric pattern. I have been dying to attempt to copy it ever since. Today I went looking for Cray-Pas (oil pastels). Luckily enough, there was a Blick Art Store near my parent’s condo. This afternoon Jack and I experimented with our oil pastels. Here’s what we finished in an afternoon.
It was so fun figuring out how to mix the colors, and which colors to lay down first. Oil pastels are a very forgiving medium I noted. I must admit that I am quite pleased with this little practice piece. It isn’t an exact replica, but it’s recognizable. It has all the elements that I love of the original: the colors, shapes and geometric feel. Jack had fun too. He’s just started to do figurative drawing. I think it’s so cute. He also drew a picture of himself holding my iPhone playing games.
I spent a whole day forgetting, rather successfully I might add. I am well on my way to healing my heart and finding my center again. My center is and always has been about being creative, making things. I have to remember that. Always. The way to myself and my equilibrium will always be creativity. No matter who distracts me.
Now who was I talking about? I forget.