"rebirth", 10x7 pastel drawing by boho
This pastel drawing was inspired by my friend (and muse), Susannah. I am so grateful for this inspiration because I have let my pastels fall by the wayside while I have had an affair with my gems.
I sketched this drawing when first getting to know her. Each line formed as her story was told and there she appeared. Two separate visions live within this drawing. One is her, snuggled up in her sheets alone, thinking about her previous lover and yet standing firm in her loneliness, looking forward, not back. Another is of her being reborn. The sheets being a symbol of a vagina and her coming into a new world of being single, renewed, healed and cleansed.
Once the sketch was ready for the dance of color, I could feel that familiar rush within my soul as my fingers smeared the chalk. With each layer, I felt closer to her, closer to me. Oh how I have missed this.This past year there has been an underlying feeling of depression throughout my days. I haven't been very motivated to create. At least not as much as my soul needs. A few of you have snuggled up against my heart, lifted me up and inspired me to come out of the safe womb I have been hiding in.
So perhaps, along with Susannah, I too am in the midst of a rebirth.