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Yes. I can!

'Yes.  I can!' Created: 3/8/2013 Artist: Selina Shapland
‘Yes. I can!’
Created: 3/8/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

Yesterday, I had an overwhelming urge to sit for hours and play in my visual dairy.  I started with the outline of a circle and absolutely no idea what I was going to create.  All I knew what that I HAD to put pen to paper.

Many hours later this image appeared with the words ‘yes i can’ weaved into the image.  I rarely use text in my images but these words kept floating around inside my head as I was contemplating life and where I want to go.  I’ve felt a little frustrated lately and stuck… But yesterday, I felt like I can make changes, I can do it – whatever ‘it’ really is – and I can make the life I want happen for me.

This image is very symbolic of the hidden depths I have inside me and how I have, at times, hidden my own beauty from the world.  Yet, now I feel that I am ready to begin to grow.  Ready to share some of who I am and be okay with letting life in.

Yes.  Yes, I can.

How cool would it be to feel safe enough to say ‘yes’ to all the good things and feel worthy of accepting them…

Posted in Abstract, Drawings, Sketches

Selina exploring her own Wonderland…

Drawing in my new A3 Visual Diary.
Created: 29/7/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

I’ve been sick this week, which means that I have been in bed either sleeping or resting on the couch.  As a nice bonus, I have had some time to draw and look what I discovered on the page!

I love my unicorn.

Believe it or not, this image was inspired by a clasp from a beaded bracelet that I made a week ago.  I love black ink pens and this drawing just came to life.

I am not sure if it is truly finished.  Maybe there is more, maybe not.  That’s the thing that I love about creative expression, I just need to wait and let it come as it is meant to be…

But my creativity didn’t stop there.

I have another drawing to share with you that is below…

Untitled Drawing in my A3 Visual Diary
Created: 1/8/2013
Artist: Selina Shapland

I am not sure what to title this one, but I was watching Supernatural as I was doodling around in my A3 diary and this is what came out.

I think it is very symbolic of new life, opportunity and the creative life force that is inside all of us at all times.

I think it shows a protective quality in the thorns as they safe guard the nurturing internal creative process in the middle.

Again… I am not sure if this one is truly finished, but I am sure that will be revealed when the time is right.

I have to say… this was a crap drawing at first and I really did not like it.  I was so disappointed in the beginning but then, out of no-where it transformed into what you can now see.

And that is why I love art.  It is a process which is very symbolic of my life and the way that I process events inside myself.  I let things be messy and messed up.  I wonder how I will ever make it through the moment and then somehow things just work out.  I love that.  I truly do love that.