Daily Draw April 1st, 2013
I laughed when I looked at the date. My Mom used to do April Fool jokes and she was so good at it that I never twigged.
My aunt died this week after having Alzheimer’s for some time. She was definitely a one-of-a-kind person, a social activist and keen traveller, someone who demonstrated and got involved, and so different from our side of the family in these ways. My Dad is her brother, and he is having trouble eating now and slipping away from us in his mind, as she did. Sad times for us all.
ACCEPTING MY IMPERFECTIONS
I feel guilty lately, with people in the family being ill, to focus on myself and my health problems. It makes me feel self-centred. The figure on this card reminds me a bit of Narcissus staring at himself in the pool. This card says that I am okay and that what I am doing is good enough. If you make mistakes and get off-track it doesn’t mean you aren’t as good as others, it just means no one is perfect and that’s fine.
I’ve been getting a lot of brown cards this week. I am not a fan of browns and yellow and I was reminded of this when I was doing some test colour swatches in my new sketchbook yesterday. Some of the yellow and brown pencils had never been used!
It might be a reminder, like the different way my Aunt lived her life, to break out and do things differently, use a bit of brown and yellow, experiment and get outside myself and reflect on something else.