Sketch Diaries: As We Ready, We Wear Paint

(This is what surfaces from a restless subconscious…) Originally, this was a drawing of a mask using only crayola marker, but then I dropped in the ball point pen when I started to envision eyes in the mask… next, I saw the mask becoming paint or a tattoo on someone’s skin. It was important to me that this person didn’t have hair… the edges of the mask became a glowing nimbus. So this time we realize that sometimes the mask doesn’t hide who you are; instead, this time it shows who you are– a reason why I appreciate self-ornamentation. I believe that we are all unique souls with our own battles to fight… and an outward expression is a reminder of who you are so you don’t get lost.

Sketch Diaries: As we ready, we wear paint.

This post is dedicated to all people fighting righteous battles.
Fight and win.
Love, Rachel

PS To see more of my thoughts on paper, see my sketch diaries by clicking here, or to find out about Rachel Heu’s “35 Words: Fight”, by clicking here.

About Rachel Heu

"Creativity is an act of defiance. You're challenging the status quo. You're questioning accepted truths and principles. You're asking three universal questions that mock conventional wisdom: Why do I have to obey the rules? Why can't I be different? Why can't I do it my way?" --Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life (pg. 133)
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2 Responses to Sketch Diaries: As We Ready, We Wear Paint

  1. Satina Scott says:

    I LOVE this. SO much. And I love what you said about ornamentation. It makes me rethink things in a wonderful way. And I love what you said about fighting righteous battles. I love it all.

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