heart & soul spill – art

Gone are the days when art conveyed a crisp image of the perfect stick figure, with straight lines and a plump, round head. Now every cloud, every scrap of discarded paper and pencils too short to use are all masterpieces to eyes tired of a bleak image, that the world radiates, facilitated by greed and…

The Pen’s Lament

Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.― Yip Harburg With every word I pen down, I see how your innate melody distorts them to fall in line with the tune you were born with. In all its splendour and glory, I see your music seeping into the hearts…

A Porcelain Story

Take a seat and watchAs the rich, burgundy curtains are drawn. On the dais is seatedAn ivory, porcelain cup. As the light dims and time warps,The past comes by, to whisk you along. * * * * “She was a lonely porcelain,On a faraway shelf, did she spend her youth. Love at first sight is…

The Puppet Heart

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches He found her on the roadside, many thoughts ago. Like a flower frozen in spring was she, with blond ringlets and stark blue eyes….

A Christmas Tale ❄️

The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.–Toni Sorenson The silver glow of Christmas twilight,Saw the child staggering home,Into the dark, frosty woods. Fingers frozen, in she wentTo see her brother weeping.“Santa’s forgotten us”, the little one cried . ‘Twas a Christmas dayWhen love discovered…

Elves and Reindeer 🦌

Picking up where I left off last week, we’re back to another semi-history post because I couldn’t include reindeers or nativity scenes in the last post. Welcome to the second part of Christmas Cafe! Today, I’m going to be sharing a little more about the day we have all come to associate with joy these…

Christmas Nuggets 🎁

Welcome to the first part of Christmas Cafe! Today, I’ve compiled a little list describing the origin and history of several elements of Christmas with a Santa and a Christmas tree drawing (painting? sketch?). Getting into it now! so it doesn’t get longer than it already is #1 The Date Contrary to popular belief, it…

Time // December Deflection

Time is the longest distance between two places.― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie With a pace quicker than light,Leaving memories dark and bright,Time goes on and onLike a river in flow. Unaffected by the evils of man,A master of its own lane.Oblivious to love, hate or greedAlways present for those in need. Perfect and pristine in its…

REACHING

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.― Thomas A. Edison Written in memories of oldAre stories of stars once told.For by virtue of their resilienceDid they make the most of their silence.Bruised souls and bleeding scarsFacilitated them in going past the bars,Society once imposed on them. Once lost in the valley…

Modern is ‘meh’

Modernity: we created youth without heroism, age without wisdom, and life without grandeur”― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Given below is a recent sketch of Charlie Chaplin that I drew off an image from Pinterest. He turned out resembling Charlie Chaplin well enough! More on my art page if you’d like!)…