Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sea of change...New Creatures

I have always sketched creatures..but never like this...
Seems like a new style... thats good!!!
I started keeping a sketch book in the first year of college as a condition by my jury for improving my sketching skills.
So I did!!
But in the process I realized this is my khata and I can do anything I want in it...
It became mine!!!
...and my outlet.. I have not stopped since.

I have been going through a lot of changes...very personal.. spiritual.. I don't like to use that word.. it has been misused sooo much!
But this change has been going on since the post I had on ' On the road to self discovery'. Many things are changing in me...around me.. I have shed lots of baggage, gotten stronger..more independent, kinder, gentler, clearer.....I see patterns and am aware of a lot more than I used to be. Some are beautiful...but some make me think of how I was better off not knowing.
I feel more woman than ever..and I dont need anyone to reassure me about that... (tons of good things). I have found my purpose in life...
and it's not easy..
I have soooooooooo much more to share..this is just the tip of the iceberg.
I love sharing positive vibes and experiences but I must say...
It is a lonely journey...and it is mine to take.
Seems I'm ready...


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ode to Mother Nature


I have been seeking solace and comfort in Mother nature lately..she seems to be a recurring subject of my sketches.
My name Alyen means the shoot of a plant in Lepcha, it was given to me by my grandfather. He wrote it in a book before I was born. It had no meaning..until I connected with her again.

Dark side of the moon

Been a little lost lately...somehow my sketches seem to be really different from my usual work. Liking the ball pen sooooo much though.