A little late in the day to post, but I hadn’t decided what to put up in the shop until this afternoon. I wanted to add something Easter related, and couldn’t decide between some of my “spring-like” pieces or more meaningful sets. I think this set, “The Life of a Dandelion” suits nicely.
I actually drew these pieces when I was feeling sad. Out of the blue, I felt a genuine heaviness as I remembered old friendships and considered how naturally we can grow apart from one another.
I normally draw or paint when I feel happy. I don’t really like to create when I feel upset – it doesn’t usually sit right with me – but for some reason, I felt pulled to create this set as I felt melancholy. It’s as if pushing the oil pastels into the paper, and forcing the colors to blend healed my heart in a small way.
I’m overall happy with the artwork produced. I like how the pieces express time, seasons changing, and the beauty in death and rebirth. My mind has been mulling over the weightiness of Easter and seasons of life. Sometimes it is uncomfortable to accept the present season, as learning and growing can be painful, yet rewarding at the same time. Also, the fact that dandelions are weeds makes me smile a bit. Though simple and informal, they are pretty in their own way.
Also, with this set you can arrange them in any way you like – highlighting the current season you are in. It might be a nice set to have rotating on a bulletin board.