Journey Into The Future

 

Hello Everyone!  I didn’t mean for my winter break to last this long, but sometimes it is hard to break free of my own head-space.   Back in October, I made this sketch of a journey through space, which now represents the break quite aptly.   As I was looking to be inspired, I discovered music that I fell in love with, and found new stories while rediscovering some old ones.

 

 

 

One of my fears, probably my biggest fear, is being turned into a mindless drone doing repetitive work.  I would go to any length to avoid that.  I used the break to bring some much needed focus in my life.

One of the major finishes was a redesign of the website.   It had been overdue for a while and the timing was just perfect.   Software is very much a form of art for me and I loved seeing the new website take shape as I worked on it.

 

 

 

With my sweet helper beside me, I managed to sort and shelve almost all the books in the library.  A few finishing touches and it will be just perfect.  I still need to get furniture.  I love to sprawl on the floor, but as you know, it is not always the most comfortable option.

 

 

 

I have always loved mythology, specially Norse mythology.  As I was playing with the books, I reacquainted myself with this old interest of mine.  My husband liked the gift wrapping paper from one of this birthday presents, so I saved a piece of it to make a bookmark for him.

 

 

 

This is another drawing that saw a lot of progress.   The idea of the image became increasingly clear and vivid in my head as I worked on it. 

 

Last week, I got body-slammed by the bad old influenza virus.  Now that I am starting to feel better, I can’t wait to get back to my atelier.

 

For those of you who have been here with me from the beginning of Whims And Fancies,  Thank You so much for sticking with me all this time.  Also, a fond welcome to all of you who are new here.  I look forward to sharing the next steps of my artistic journey with you.

 

Until next time,
-Soma

 

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46 thoughts on “Journey Into The Future

  • Archie The Wonder Dog March 30, 2020 at 09:17

    It looks like your break has done you the world of good (apart from the flu, I hope you’re over that now?), but I bet those books took quite a while to sort and shelve!! Thanks for furtling!

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  • butterfly March 15, 2020 at 05:35

    Thanks so much for your visit – it’s been nice to find out about your work here. Lovely creations – I especially the Gothic arches with the tendrils twining around them… I’m always a sucker for a nice bit of Gothic architecture!
    Alison x

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  • Lady Fi March 6, 2020 at 22:58

    Your drawings are amazing! And what a sweet helper.

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  • DawnyK March 6, 2020 at 19:06

    Lovely drawings! Well done. First time I have seen your blog. Glad you are feeling better, I too was taken out by being sick a couple weeks ago.

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  • junieper/Jesh March 2, 2020 at 17:29

    You moved – now it’s my turn to get through a sea of boxes! Your sketch looks promising, and hope you will show us the end result:) Love th blue you sued in your thumbnail image:) Happy you are back to All Seasons! Have a lovely week – stay well (healthy):)

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  • riitta k March 1, 2020 at 23:39

    It’s nice to hear that you fel better already. Greetings, wishing you a creative wek.

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  • Sallie March 1, 2020 at 19:00

    Your site design looks great ! And it sounds as if your break was productive and brought you much joy. Thank you for sharing that wit your readers.

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  • Shiju Sugunan March 1, 2020 at 02:49

    Great sketches!

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  • Junieper/Jesh February 26, 2020 at 22:57

    My goodness, Soma, below I read you moved, and now you have your website redone – what’s going on? Hope you like your new neighborhood!

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  • NatureFootstep February 24, 2020 at 15:08

    Hi, and welcome back. Seems to me you used the break wisely. And the kitty seem to like it.
    I guess your husband was happy about the bookmark. :)

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  • Alan Bates February 24, 2020 at 13:44

    I like your style!!
    I am going to retire in a couple months and your post is an inspiration. Not that I want to do what you do, I want to do what I enjoy doing and finding fulfillment in .

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  • BLOGitse February 21, 2020 at 23:37

    It’s good to have a break every now and then. Whatever the tool – you make art, welcome back!

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  • Christine February 21, 2020 at 17:13

    Beautiful art!

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  • Cathy Kennedy February 21, 2020 at 14:05

    Soma,

    It’s nice meeting you through Thursday Art Date with Rain. I love the arch windows – beautiful straight lines, creeping vines, and shading! :) Have a nice weekend.

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  • Elke February 21, 2020 at 02:42

    impressive drawings and interesting your posting and the cute cat who takes care of you. Get well soon.
    Greetings elke

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  • Lady Fi February 20, 2020 at 22:31

    Lovely drawing and what a sweet helper!

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  • Janine @ Rainbow Hare February 17, 2020 at 08:25

    It sounds like your break was very useful and productive. I’m glad you have recovered from the flu and I’m looking forward to seeing what appears in this space throughout the coming year :)

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  • Tammie February 11, 2020 at 12:26

    I understand how web design is an art form for you. I think everything we do can be.
    Lovely to see your painting and drawings. The last one got my attention. Loved the details.

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  • Cathy Keller February 11, 2020 at 06:14

    I think taking a break is good! After my yearlong hiatus I decided I’d just limit the time I spent here and that has worked out wonderfully! Wishing you well!

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  • Sandra Walker February 10, 2020 at 17:30

    Books and travelling in your head–always time well-spent. Glad to have you back and I like the look of the site, especially the slogan and the camera with paintbrushes peeking over it.

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  • Bonnie in VA February 10, 2020 at 14:04

    Welcome back. It’s always interesting to see what you are working on.

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  • Dixie February 10, 2020 at 07:43

    Your new web site looks wonderful.
    Lovely drawings and paintings.
    Welcome back, Soma!

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  • Jayne Willis February 10, 2020 at 07:16

    Welcome back! I think taking a break is required from time to time. We all need a break for sanity sake. Your new redesigned website is great! I wish I was able to do that, but since I’m technically inept…I’ll stick with what I have for now! Your art is always inspiring and beautiful. And…I’d still be on the floor if I was down there for an extended period of time!

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  • Susan Mann February 10, 2020 at 06:30

    Yay, welcome back and belated happy new year. I love the drawings they are gorgeous. And the little kitty so cute xx

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  • Andrée G Faubert February 9, 2020 at 10:16

    Hi Soma, I’m glad that you had a good rest – it’s so important to get those creative juices flowing again!

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  • Tracey February 8, 2020 at 23:07

    It does us all good to take a break and sort out what in and around us. A de-clutter can be just as mindful as creativity itself. Beautiful art and pencil work. Your blog looks so clean, crisp and tidy.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

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  • Kathleen February 8, 2020 at 19:08

    Good to hear from you again! I can’t comment on your redesigned page because my computer broke. Can’t get a good sense of it with a cell phone but I’m sure it’s beautiful:)

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  • A ShutterBug Explores February 8, 2020 at 07:30

    Lovely artwork ~ and the sweet kitty ‘steals the show’ ~ Glad to see someone likes books, too!

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  • Christine February 7, 2020 at 12:51

    Lovely art and new website looks beautiful! Welcome back!

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  • Susan February 7, 2020 at 11:27

    I love the blues in the first picture and your sweet helper. One of my past cats was a literary cat. She loved climbing onto the lower bookshelves and knocking books off so she could hide behind them or lay down behind them. Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Susan February 7, 2020 at 11:31

      Just noticed on your new web design there is nothing about your PP patterns. Are you not selling them or doing them anymore?

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  • gillena February 7, 2020 at 11:17

    Lovely pieces Soma. Have a nice weekend

    Muchlove

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  • Linda Kunsman February 7, 2020 at 11:15

    Good to see you back Soma with your wonderful new site! I love that you made a special bookmark for your hubby using some gift wrap paper. Your kitty is so sweet and looks quite cosy there:) Yes, that flu is quite nasty, glad to hear you are doing much better. Your drawing with the gothic inspired building is looking super! Happy PPF!

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  • Nicole/DVAtist February 7, 2020 at 11:02

    Welcome back. Nice to see your art again and the wonderful job you and kitty did on the books.

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  • Anesha February 7, 2020 at 08:47

    Beautiful drawings. I love your ginger helper, so cute.

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  • Decor Craft Design February 7, 2020 at 07:27

    Beautiful paintings and sketches!

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  • Kaja February 7, 2020 at 06:37

    Welcome back, Soma and congratulations on the new website; it looks very clean and modern.

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  • Rain Frances February 7, 2020 at 03:56

    Hi Soma :) Nice to see you back! I hope your flu is on its way out, fingers crossed I stay flu/cold-free this winter! I love your futuristic drawings! And I agree, mindless drone work is NOT living. Good for you for finding focus! Your kitty is really cute!

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  • Michelle February 6, 2020 at 23:52

    Soma, thank you for sharing your drawings. I enjoyed them! Your sweet helper looks as if he has everything under control. So sorry you got the flu! I am recovering from an obnoxious virus myself. I think I’m on day 10 or so…. But finally got back to the jewelry studio for a few minutes today.

    Michelle
    http://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  • riitta k February 6, 2020 at 22:44

    So lovely to hear from you! Your cat is so sweet, my son has one in similar color. Wishing a nice weekend.

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  • sue February 6, 2020 at 21:52

    Hello Soma! Really lovely to see you back. You’ve achieved so much in your break … well done.
    I love how your helper has a nice cosy spot while you finish up.
    Your website is looking very nice and modern.
    Your sketches are gorgeous, as always. Happy PPF! xx

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  • Angie February 6, 2020 at 20:51

    Welcome back to the blogosphere. Every once in a while, I feel that blogging has become a weight, a routine that I want to shake free. So I can understand your need for a break. It looks like you used it productively, so good for you! (I had hoped to join Wandering Camera in January; now I will join in when you next publish the meme.) Enjoy your weekend!

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  • Mary February 6, 2020 at 18:56

    It’s so nice to see you back. I had been wondering why you’ve been so quiet, but then my blog has been too. It looks like we’re productive while you were away. Your website is great! It’s wonderful that you’ve had some creative time too.

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  • Kim February 6, 2020 at 15:52

    How wonderful to revisit your books while you organise your library. Love the big window with the lovely view outside. How sweet your Kitty is. He looks perfectly at home. It is always a delight to visit your beautiful place, Soma.

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  • Sue February 6, 2020 at 14:44

    Lovely post and nice to see you back. You are creating so e beautiful art work there. Love how your cat looks so content.

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  • Linda Calverley February 6, 2020 at 11:42

    It’s nice to have a good sort out. I like the look of your website, clean looking and easy to read. Some I find hard to read if they are in colours or are too busy.

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