I started this year with the idea of attending to my sketchbook on a daily basis. I already write regularly into a journal, have been writing for the past 5 years, not every day “come what may” but a nice steady rhythm of letting go of that which no longer serves me. Thoughts which can swirl obsessively around are now released onto paper and sometimes real pearls of wisdom are revealed to me. So pencil in hand on January 1st I started, or should I say tried to start……… nothing came, on subsequent days I thought I would sketch first perhaps and then write, no, this didn’t work either. So rather than stare at a blank page I thought I would only go there when it felt right, sadly that day has not revealed itself. So today I thought I would look through past sketch books and see if there was anything that would inspire me.
Flicking through the pages I came across this sketch, and what struck me were the egg shape leaves or fruits struck me in this piece………… originally started as part of my tree series, so many of these, as well as other tree fruitage like dream buds………… all very inspiring.
Seems to me like a natural progression, stones being the holders of our ancient earth, just like trees who bear witness to our changing centuries, eggs the beginnings of the miracle of life, death and rebirth cycle just as trees bring forth, shoots, leaves flower and fruits, the wheel keeps on turning.