Last Breath Leaves

“What is the meaning of life?”
A teacher asked of me
In one of my vivid dreams.
 
I cannot recall how I answered
Though every other wacky scene
Of that dream is in my memory.
 
My answer had gone up in smoke
But it made me wonder
If the meaning of life, its purpose
 
Is hidden in our subconscious.
An answer secret even to us
But it tells us what is right
 
The meaning of life is ambiguous
different and the same
For every living soul.
 
Our everyday journey
Through chaos and sanity
Is the road to that elusive answer.
 
I believe it can only be known
When one knocks on Death’s door
And sees the purpose of their life
 
Just as their last breath leaves.

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

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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!