Visualising the feelings

sjabrolls
Posted September 22, 2020 from Fiji
Un-pick, pick, pick
Un-pick, pick, pick: "Un-pick, pick, pick." - reflecting on unlearning bad habits. (1/2)

I've been fairly out of practice with flexing my art muscles since the pandemic started. My mental health has been shaky at best. As a result, I have found it hard to focus on taking time to sketch, experiment with style and work on more time-consuming pieces. 

But glad to make time recently and challenge myself to take up an opportunity to share a piece (or two!)

With physical distancing, it was difficult to maintain social connections. But I had been lucky to be with my family who always keep my afloat in difficult times (inspiring "Warmth".)

Additionally, I live in a country with very few cases, but we still have a curfew. This has left me with a lot of time to reflect and consciously evaluate how I see and care for myself (inspiring "Un-pick, pick, pick.)

If you stumble across these, I hope they resonate with you :) 

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Andrace
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi Sjabrolls,
Congratulations on your first post and a warm welcome to the World Pulse sisterhood.:) We would like to read more of your posts.

What a beautiful work of art you shared. Please, draw more. Your creativity is awesome!
We need to keep learning,unlearning and relearning, truly.

I agree with you that the pandemic has taken its toll on us all. Our mental health must be guarded jealously. 'Glad you have a supportive family.

Please, stay safe and remain well. Do reach out if there is anything I can support with.

Love and hugs,
E. J.

Nini Mappo
Sep 22
Sep 22

Welcome to World Pulse, Sjabrolls. Your art is so vivid and detailed. You have got great skill there. Thank you for sharing your art with us. I especially love that hearts can mend, because of all the sadness and heartache that is in our world lately. Your art speaks hope and care that is much needed in our times.

Hello, SJABROLLS,

Welcome to World Pulse! I'm happy that a new voice from Fiji is rising up!

Your artwork looks like being painted by a professional artist. Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm relieved to know there are only few cases in Fiji. Please stay safe always.

We would love to know more about you. Looking forward to reading your future posts!

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

ANJ ANA
Sep 22
Sep 22

Dear Sjabrolls,
What a beautiful portrayal. Its really very inspiring. one of them to unlearn the bad habit and another one is warmth. both of them are so so powerful and meaningful describing how important is mental health.
Its so good that you have gratitude for the supportive family, gratitude is one of the best components for the peaceful mind. I agree with you.

Thank you for your first post, I hearty welcome you in this great family and we wish to read you and see your illustration more in future. Good work my sister.
love and regards, anjana

esther atosha
Sep 23
Sep 23

congratulation to your first post .
warm welcome to the World Pulse sisterhood

Miina
Sep 23
Sep 23

Your artwork is stunning , full of life and light the piece titled ",warmth " resonated with me , it reminded me of my mother who's hand I miss so much.

Metiege Noel Eve
Sep 24
Sep 24

Thanks for sharing. Stay strong dear the pandemic will pass and we will all resume our normal daily activities.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 25
Sep 25

Hi Sjabrolls,
Welcome to this global sisterhood. I hope that you are already feeling the care and support that we have together here. Your artwork is beautiful. I love that you have the heart stitched together and that now you can unstitch it, and have it stay whole. We are stronger together. May your heart be filled with joy as you explore here and make connections.
In sisterhood,
Tam

sylvia.feijen
Sep 25
Sep 25

Welcome to World Pulse!
This pandemic has been a very big change and a struggle but I am happy and proud to hear that despite your struggles you kept moving forward and made the best of things. Your art is absolutely beautiful and please do continue to sketch and share your work!

Adriana Greenblatt
Sep 26
Sep 26

Welcome Sjabrolls, to World Pulse! Thank you for sharing this gift of your artwork! I love the blend of textures and colours, and so happy that you have a supportive and warm family - I so hear you on the social connections.
Sending warmth and hugs from Canada!
Adriana

mhg20
Sep 26
Sep 26

Welcome! I also started recently to worldpulse and have found it comforting to express oneself and receive feedback every once in awhile. I love your drawing and hope to see more. Very fitting to the times since we are all with mended hearts and passing through stressful times.

Sharon Bhagwan Rolls

So proud to welcome you to World Pulse ...#proudfeministmama

MUKABA ZAWADI
Oct 09
Oct 09

Merci pour votre premier message, je vous souhaite la bienvenue dans cette grande famille world Pulse et nous souhaitons vous lire et voir votre illustration plus à l'avenir. Bon travail ma sœur et courage.
bienvenue à la fraternité World Pulse

Sheroo
Oct 10
Oct 10

Hello Sjabrolls,

Welcome to World Pulse and congratulations on your first post!! I'm glad you have decided to share your art with us, your art is so alive and inspirational. This physical distancing has also been hard on my connections but I'm learning to use other means to maintain build social relationships with people, social media has been my miracle.
Best,
Sheroo

Poleth
Oct 13
Oct 13

Welcome keep sharing.