Weekly Photo Challenge – New: One Sketch, One Shade

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What better way to start the year than to experiment and sketch with colour pencils? I usually just use a lead pencil to draw/sketch but since my sister gave me a brand new set of colour pencils, I decided to put my drawing/sketching skills to the test. I’m absolutely loving it so far!

You can take a look at more of my drawings here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

I Count Five

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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.

I am chained.

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.