Friday, August 03, 2007

The last few days... (and some drawings)

I haven't been feeling too well the last few days. I think I have a hay fever because my eyes are itchy, my nose congested and sometimes bleeding, and also very itchy. It is very annoying hto have an itchy nose, believe me! No, frankly now, since I came back from Rio, I haven't been well enough. I hope I will feel better soon and resume my activities, such as going to the gym and sitting down to draw a bit - once again.

It's not like I am lazy and long for staying in bed. I love staying in bed and sleeping, it's true, but not all the time, while things happen outside, most importantly, while time goes by so quickly. In this sense, MS has been quite a debilitating factor in my life. As for drawing, I have been thinking a lot about re-starting. Will it be OK? I mean, will I be able to draw again? Is it something that gets "lost" when you age? It used to be easy for me some years ago. Then I stopped and, now, when I want to go back, I am not sure I will be able to. It sort of freaks me out the idea of not being able any more. I guess I can only know if I try. Obvious. But, what if I don't succeed? How will I cope? It's true that my vision is not what it used to be neither...

Here are some examples of my art work. These were part of a Tarot deck, and I really enjoyed doing it. But that was like 18 years ago. Will I be able to do something like that again? I only wish...

They represent the 4 suits of a Tarot deck (and of a normal deck of cards) and its corresponding elements:
  • Clubs - element Fire, first drawing from left to right...
  • Hearts - or Cups, element Water, 2nd drawing...
  • Diamonds - element Earth, 3rd drawing on bottom row...
  • Spades - element Air, the last one.
I miss a plan right now. Maybe coming back to it should be one of my plans, from now on.


  1. Anonymous6:15 PM

    Andrea! Os desenhos são lindos! Claro que vc tem que voltar a desenhar, é como andar de bicicleta, a gente nunca esquece. No início pode sair meio estranho e desajeitado por causa da falta de prática, mas depois de um tempo vc tira de letra. Sabe, eu fazia óleo sobre tela, arranhava um violão, parei de fazer tudo isso. Sinto a maior falta. Queria recomeçar tb. Espero que vc esteja melhor. Bjs!

  2. Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. That always throws me off a bit, like something's not right.

    That's gorgeous! Just draw - doodle, anything and everything. Don't think about succeeding or failing. Easier said than done though. I think you'll surprise yourself though.

  3. Hi Kuri:
    Thank you so much for your comments! Yes, I need to restart. My friend Monica (above) came here on Saturday and saw the drawings, saying the same thing. I will do it this week. I think! At least I got some of the pencils and stuff out. I will keep you posted!
    Talk to you soon!