Thursday, November 29, 2012

COFFEE WITH HALLELUJAH: Newly Defined 15 Minutes of Drawing Every Day--An Ongoing Dialogue with My SOUL

Hallelujah Pilgrims and the progression of a DAILY PRACTICE of drawing! After completing the major project of illustrating "The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia" this past summer, I discovered that I had depleted some undefinable resource in my inner vision as a creator of daily drawn images. It was time to redefine my PRACTICE of 15 minutes of creativity every day--the essence of Coffee With Hallelujah.

DAILY DRAWN IMAGE. The Great Mystery is an image I draw almost daily. During this new phase of drawing, SHE has taken the center stage of my focus. Here you see an exciting new direction--using decorative paper. I have opened myself up to collaging in my DAILY PRACTICE(Art by Hallelujah Truth)

I launched this blog with the mission to have coffee with my inner self (Hallelujah) every morning. While I drank my hot beverage, I would draw with the ambition of 15 minutes or longer, whatever I wanted. During the days I was working on images for the book about a Bahamian hutia, I led my creative energy to explore her and the Bahamian animals she journeys with. 

HOME AT LAST. Here is one of the final images in The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia. Maria is the small rodent like creature on Myrtle, the sea turtle's back. She is seated next to Launa, the iguana. She has happily just returned home to her undeveloped island, where her family and friends live. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)
After the publishing of The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia was celebrated, and I had done a book signing, I began working on activity book to support the study of endangered Bahamian animals and the need to protect and conserve the resources of our wonderful EARTH. This activity book is still a work in progress. 

However, as I journeyed forward as a public artist, what I needed was to go back to the origin of my desire to create visual images--to dialogue with my SOUL. Therefore, I set forth on a new goal for Coffee with Hallelujah! Here it is:

I will create a new image every day for the next three months. At the same time, I will be working on all images simultaneously. No one image will be considered completed until the end of my 3-month goal period. Then I will find an exciting way to present all pieces of drawn images to my fellow pilgrims. 

YES! I have been back on my INNER JOURNEY and re-established the connection with my SOUL. The dialogue continues! I have posted one of these images from my Coffee with Hallelujah. And here is another one that I worked on over the Thanksgiving weekend!

COFFEE WITH HALLELUJAH. As a daily practice of creativity, I include the present events of the day into my JOURNEY as a PILGRIM. Here you see the Thanksgiving Turkey held by the Great Mystery. I am the character above the turkey looking at the world with fresh eyes. The words below the turkey are "NOW." I am here NOW doing my work. Are you? (Art by Hallelujah Truth)

4 comments:

  1. I really love your painting ! Are you selling it ? I hope I can have a chance to see more !

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  2. Dear Eater! You are so kind!I know that from looking at your blog and the design elements that you have used that we have similar appreciation for color and image! Right now, I am not selling this work but may in the future! Thank you so much for asking!

    As for seeing more of my work, this blog is very full with numerous images and and you can visit many there. If you want a special show of my work, ask!

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  3. Dear Kat, thank you so much for visiting my blog and giving me such supportive comments! I am a mutual admirer.

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