Now that the weather has chilled the desert, I will have to imagine the heat swirls.
I doodled this using ArtRage on my Kindle Fire for Day #29 of the #NaBloPoMo challenge to create each day throughout November.
Crystal clear fragments each one
Shots fired, souls lost
I wrote the haiku this morning. However, I began this digital painting in early November 2012.
My original doodle was simple. I had a vision of innocence for the winter season. I even tried to capture a memory from childhood, one of freshly falling snow. I envisioned a day trip in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It was a time of joy and serenity. My painting started out much bigger, with bright colors, and lots of light.
For whatever reason, I felt compelled to stop and reconsider the landscape. Was life so simple, clean, and picturesque? Was my vision simply to recreate a lost reality? I started to lose my focus.
When I returned to painting over a month later, my vision was not so clear. My memory seemed fuzzier. I felt compelled to deepen the mood. My lovely landscape became transformed.
Why did my vision change? Perhaps I was distraught after recent acts of violence and loss of life in Sandy Hook? Perhaps I was distressed from the reactions from both sides of the political aisle? How did so many people become so sanctimonious and self-righteous?
My soul tells me the reactions are simply manifestations of the human condition. From here, I can only hope our society takes a step towards enlightenment. Can we learn how to cope with our differences without the use of violence? Or is that too simple a vision?
Sunday, December 23, 2012. I doodled this image using ArtRage Pro.
From hallow’s eve, it
Consumes the soul cutting slough
A yuletide hunger
Tuesday, October 30, 2012. This haiku and doodle were inspired my horror of the coming season of holiday shopping. I created the doodle using Art Rage Studio Pro. © 2012 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.
Hallowed eve alight
Fangs fall in hunger, she bites
Sanguine thirst tonight
Tuesday, October 23, 2012. This haiku and doodle were inspired by the coming Halloween and my passion for classic (and not so classic) horror films. I created the doodle using Art Rage Studio Pro. © Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012. I painted this image on my laptop using ArtRage Studio Pro. © 2012 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.