VSSPoem, Week 4

September 30th

A family gene

that jumped over her
#Charm
She couldn’t

Not with a filthy mouth

or dirty mind

Honesty in every word
She couldn’t

Not with a fearful heart

or dark soul

Her pain wishing to spill
Her family

#Charmed

Friends from foe

Neighbour

Stranger
But not her.

 

October 1st

My #identity is pasted on plastic cards

With a name

My height

My birth date

My address

But I am more

than a shitty picture

and basic details.

 

I have a voice

A face under my mask

 

Paper and Plastic

don’t define me.

 

October 2nd

#Trust is another thing

that rusts.

Breaks like a chain.

Nobody’s mistake.

 

October 3rd

This sword is sharp

Meant to cut

Render flesh

Into ribbons

Draw blood

With a jab

 

It’s thin

Like my #patience

Worn down

By quick words

And quicker stabs

 

Perhaps it’s best

I wield a wooden weapon

 

At least

Until I’ve proven

My #patience is stronger

My lips sealed

 

October 4th

Like a sun inside

The light fades

And #dims to darkness

Hides behind frowns

Forgets how

To even smile

She tries to rekindle

Reignite the flame

But the wick remains

Unburnt

The lighter flashes

To life yet drains away

And she remains

#dimmed

Hidden Gem: Drawing Books!

The title gives it away, but I found drawing books. IN MY HOUSE! I thought I had donated them a while back (I’d given up on returning to drawing), and the pleasant surprise was, I hadn’t!

I found them while going through my cookbooks. My mom had asked for one to come up with different cake flavours for my brother and his fiancée’s wedding cake.

It saves me some money since I was planning on picking up more to help me (hopefully) get better at drawing.

Book #1

Basic.Drawing.jpg

This one seems to introduce concepts to a variety of drawing items. It goes over different still lifes like fruits, candles, floral arrangements, and etc. It also goes over animals (quite a few to be honest), and it dips into landscapes.

I am quite excited to try out drawing landscapes. It is not something I have excelled at in the past though I have tried with paints (and failed).

It ends on people which I definitely need to get better at as we all know. It should help me create more realistic individuals, and help with any anime inspired bits I want to try. (I have a passerby love for anime which reminds me that I need to start watching Naruto Shippuden again!)

 

Book #2

animal.drawing

This one I bought so that I would be able to draw my own animals in a very realistic way. I have tried in the past, but the texture of fur proves problematic for me.

It goes over the basics of it before diving into specialties (?) such as baby animals. Cats and dogs are their own category (which I am looking forward to!) as are horses and ponies. After the more domestic animals, we dive into wild animals, and animals in coloured pencil.

Each category has its own artist, and I am hoping it is laid out in a manner useful to me (I am weird about instructions). I have a bad habit of over complicating things, and I am going to try and keep that from future attempts.

Maybe I will have a couple of pieces to show before the month of January is over? *fingers crossed*

Anyways, I am off to knit, and finish a project long overdue! It will be posted on this blog before the end of the week if I stick to it!