Saturday, March 17, 2012

From my Sketchbook ~ Compassion

This morning I was thinking about compassion, and began drawing this sketch as I drank my morning coffee. I was thinking about how much we need the comfort of a human touch when we feel sad or overwhelmed. But, if that's not possible, even the sound of some comforting words or the connection that comes from a sympathetic glance can act as a salve on our wounded hearts. And, of course, a mother's touch can make all the difference to a troubled little soul!

I spent some time out on the porch, turned on the electric heater and set to work with my pens, pencil, scissors and glue.

The light in this room is phenomenal and, even on an overcast day like today, it is a pleasure to work out there. Keeping me company was my new laptop, which I am so thrilled to have!

Although I've had a mac for five years, I'm taking lessons at the Apple store to really learn all the ins and outs of this wonderful machine. It's funny, though - I really love the simplicity of a pencil or pen in my hand, and like to keep a balance between hands-on and computer-created.

Now to hand-write some notes to a few people I know who could really use some compassion and a little lift. It's so easy to get caught up in my own concerns - time to spread a little sunshine around!!

Hope you are having a happy and sunny weekend!!


Libby Fife said...

I just love that you draw so well and so easily. Another lovely portrait:)

Lyn said...

beautiful post Judy.
love the portrait and lok forward to seeing it expand.
Thank you also for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog.
have a peaceful Sunday.

Cynthia Eloise said...

not only are you an awesome compassionate person but you have the ability to convey the compassion in you work. beautiful.

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

such a beautiful piece, lovely workspace, and generous heart you have dear Judy. xx

sharon said...

Oh, enormous congratulations on your new laptop! And good for you for working with Apple to learn more. The more you learn, the more you can share your handwork with us via your beautiful website!
Your sunny porch looks like the ideal spot for working. It cheers me to picture you there sending the healing chi of love out to those you care about. Aren't we blessed to be at this grace filled time of our lives?

Anne said...

Congrats on the new computer!! Hope you enjoy it and your lessons (btw, that's what Matthias does, teaches software for Apple at the store... meets a lot of interesting people).

Your porch looks like the perfect place to work. And your sketch is beautiful! Love the little girl in your last post, too. So sweet with her kitten (the perfect addition!).