“In Search Of…”

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Size: 12″ x 18″

Paper: high-quality 130# Sterling

 

 

 

 

IN SEARCH OF...

The making of…

Final drawing: “In Search Of…” 15” x 22”. Pencil on paper.

 

This piece has a deep meaning for me, personally.

 

Life is, at times, a complicated journey filled with intense emotions of exhilarating highs and debilitating lows.  And throughout that journey we’re constantly evaluating our “progress” as we search of a sense purpose.

 

During this time of reflection we drift away into a mental state of “what ifs” around virtually every aspect of our life including education, job, spouse, and many other major decisions.

 

It’s easy to assume the “grass is greener” if we would have made a different decisions.

 

However, this state of rumination rarely leads to content and satisfaction as we often assume the other decision(s) would have yielded a better outcome.

 

True happiness comes from an appreciation for what we do have.

 

It’s in this moment that I realized that everything I’ve been searching for ~ everything I’ve ever wanted ~ I already have: an amazing family, a great career, a sense of self worth, a willingness and effort to give back to my community, and a contentment of knowing that I’m doing my best in this journey of life.

 

But sometimes you need to go on that journey of finding out what you really want in life in order to ultimately realize that… you might already have it.

 

For me, Seattle is my home and, in this artwork, the Space Needle represents that notion that every that I’ve been “in search of…” has been right in from of me all along.

 

And I’m grateful that I’ve finally found it.

“In Search Of…”

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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”

The “fluff” of the clouds is slowly taking shape. I want the clouds to have a soft, whimsical look and feel to compliment and further enhance the overall mood of the composition.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Haven’t made much progress since I’ve been battling the texture on the paper to not only create soft, smooth gradients, but also to capture the smallest details in the face and in the dog. Still lots of battles ahead with the texture of the paper as I continue to render the clouds.

“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.”

Working on creating a very soft gradient within the sky and, when you’re using slightly textured paper, that’s a little more challenging since the graphite will often fall wherever it wants. So, time to start working the graphite into the paper to get a more uniform dark to light sky.

“You know, for myself, my personal journey has been a very fortunate one and I would say to people it’s like the stars lined up and the skies opened up and the sun shined and I met the right people – was at the right time. And, most importantly, you know I love what I do.”

First strokes on the sky behind the Space Needle…

“Getting lost is a good way to find yourself.”

Slowly making progress on the Space Needle. My approach to drawing is to start really rough, and then gradually tighten up the details. Kinda like carving a piece of wood! I still have lots of refinements to make, but it’s coming along!

Juuuust started a new drawing!! Trying something a little different. Should be fun!!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.” – W. Peterson

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