In my bubble

Has recommended by our public health, every household has been living in a ”bubble” for many months now – general rule, no outsiders in one’s home.

So with the confinement, eventually the bubbles and now the curfew, we have a lot less distractions and more time on our hands. It took me some time getting use to it all but now I appreciate having the extra time to contemplate and reflect on what’s next, or even to do a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y nothing.

So, in the last weeks, I’ve decided that this is the year to put it all to use – the pens, pencils, sticks, brushes, paints, and all the different kinds of paper. My head is full of ideas and I want to take at least 10 to 15 minutes every day to put them on paper. Sometimes, I might look at a sketch for weeks before I figure out exactly what will become of it.

This is my first series entitled ”In my bubble” that I chose to do in the Pantone colors of the year: Illuminating and Ultimate gray. I love the vibrant yellow!

My mission this year is to experiment, use all the colors of the rainbow and, most of all, have fun, fun, fun!

Emergence

I drew these a few years ago while experimenting with ink and water soluble pencils. It is a genre that I have been exploring and intend to further explore.

Recently, when I rediscovered them, they reminded me of unfinished sculptures I’ve seen at the Camille Claudel & Rodin’s exhibit in Québec City, in 2005 – the sculpture below was intentionally unfinished. I find the effect of either a head or part of a body emerging from a block of marble, for instance, striking. There is only one place to look, the subject.