After the storm hit Manila, we experienced a loss of electricity at home and several power outage at work. I appreciated having a laptop in the office, instead of the usual CPU, because even without electricity, I can work until 3-4 hours. I feel bad about my colleagues having to go on “forced” VL because they couldn’t work. Also, I hadn’t been able to draw because there was no electricity and for the first time in a long time, I used daylight as my main source of light to continue sketching. And my sleep had been very peaceful (even without aircon) because the darkness conditioned my body to relax and I didn’t get a chance to surf the Net until I feel tired (actually you don’t get tired surfing the Net). After what seemed like an eternity of darkness, we finally had light. I missed the dark, but I welcome back the light.
I decided to do a series of postcards after buying a template (Muji) to make my own envelope. I bought a book of floral specialty paper back in a bazaar but hadn’t seen any use for it yet…until now. :) I think this year makes the return of my hand written letters to my family and friends. Do you still write letters? I think they feel more personal and I usually end up crying buckets while writing a letter. I am too emotional. *cries*
I also bought a letter stamp set in Dimensione which thankfully was cheaper and almost the same price of the ones I saw in a bazaar. I’m trying to incorporate it into my drawing - what do you think?
Here are two of my postcards, with each having a different title because I had different emotions while painting them.
On the left I entitled it “As I catch the last light of the day”, and on the right is “In darkness, you whisper words of sweet nothings”. This past few days I had been feeling a bit melancholy and it translated to my paintings. My mom commented that both girls look sad. Sorry ‘bout that.
As an artist, I cannot separate my feelings from my drawings. Hopefully my emotions pick up next week so I can draw happier stuff!
P.S. I have an ongoing giveaway! If you want a printed canvas of my work and is a Philippine resident, then please go ahead and join. :)