I went on a vacation with the family this summer and sat on a plane for the first time in 14 years. It was a pretty amazing holiday and we visited four countries in just over a month.
To mark the countries that my sister visits, she purchases a flag from each one. I derived the idea from there and in remembrance of my holiday, decided to paint the flags of the countries that I visited.
I count five because I also painted the flag of the country I live in, which lies in the middle.
Started painting random things again. I got a bunch of postcards from Paris when I was there in September and these postcards had abstract cats on them. I love silhouette art so I decided to do some cat art based on those postcards.
You have pushed me into a chasm of despair. It grows deeper as I recall your bitter words and it grows wider when you remain silent. The swirling black fog of despondency refuses to lift. I can move but that chasm seems to move with me – a permanent distance between us. I will have to leap to escape it and you will have to dive. A slight resemblance, a familiar voice, hurls me deeper into the conflict that you do not feel. The chains that you have thrown around my emotions are only bound to you and my fight against them only weakens my resolve. Let them loose so that I can tread, just slightly. Let them loose or bind them forever with your heart.
(I found this last night. I wrote this back in 2009.)
Black and grey
That’s all I see
Colourless and lifeless
Gloomy and depressing
Dark and haunting
Lonely and scared
Deserted and abandoned
Dead and corpse-like
Figures start to form in my eyes
Shuffling their feet
Each laboured breath
Each empty grasp
Each step harder
Trip over my feet
As I run to escape this horrible image
As I speed up