The #colour_collective colour for last night was ‘Aubergine’.
It was quite a challenge to not think of aubergines/eggplants and focus on using the actual colour for something entirely different.
So I brooded, sketched, did not like, brooded some more, sketched some more and still did not like.
Only by mid week, I kind of began to see a night setting in my head (other than aubergines) in different locations like at the beach, viewing a city skyline, walking over a bridge, a path with lanterns, with the kids, without the kids, with just one of them, with them all, with the dog and without the dog.
I sketched some more but was never happy with the results.
Then finally – Friday – the clock was ticking and I decided to sit down and just officially start without knowing what to do in ‘Aubergine’.
I started off with the first three lines, which made the hills.
Then I sketched the boy, then the path, then I thought ‘let’s give him Archi to walk with’.
Then I gave it a critical look and went from heart to head.
‘Meh’, I thought, and grabbed for my soft kneaded eraser.
,Stop it right there!’, rushed a thought through my mind. ‘Finish what you started and if you don’t like it, well, then you start a new one, but finish it!’
So I did and I was happy.
Intuition, an inner resonance that can only be noticed when the mind becomes still.
Wishing everybody a lovely weekend!