Tuesday, May 8, 2012

why i chose to draw with pens


on a supposed to be busy monday, i saw myself just staring blankly at my desk. i hear my phone endlessly ringing, people chattering, and my email profusely alarming.

its a bit odd for someone as visual as me to actually notice these. so i tried plunging on the difference. i  put my headset and played a cynthia alexander album on.

comfort in your strangeness. perfect!

***


i randomly reached a pen and started scribbling. funny how the lines and strokes fell on their places. how it decides its own length, how it figure out where to curve and how it weaved itself with the rest of the other lines.

eventually, the randomness turned its back from absence.

***

who can tell if they were really supposed to be there? who can say if they should be thin or thick? black or of a different color? or if its good or bad.

"why don't you use a pencil?" a friend wondered while he was staring at how i drew one boring afternoon.

"i guess, i am just more comfortable using pens," i answered.

"e, what if you made a mistake?"

"then i own it."

he startled.

"you take the mistake and make something out of it, that is the beauty of being imperfect. you just have to be brave enough not to hesitate because the moment you do, you will never know what is up ahead. and i guess, in this life, regret is the only thing worst than being selfish."

***
and for that, thank you for making me draw again.



15 comments:

Yellow Bells said...

beauty!

-mark- said...

fav song ko ung comfort in your strangeness, sa insomnia na album.. namiss ko si aling cynthia..hehe nice one..

rudeboy said...

What a nice surprise, ewik.

And the art's not bad. Not bad at all.

i didn't know you could draw. I liked using pens, too, back when drawing was my prized talent; a pleasurable experience which has now sadly turned into a chore.

I like what you wrote about owning our mistakes, and doing something beautiful with them. In art, as in life indeed.

Nate said...

galing mag-drawing ni wiwik!! me likey the drawing!! :)

me likey this part, a lot.. --- "you take the mistake and make something out of it, that is the beauty of being imperfect. you just have to be brave enough not to hesitate because the moment you do, you will never know what is up ahead. and i guess, in this life, regret is the only thing worst than being selfish."

baste said...

ang galing ng art!!! pwede bilhin?

shenanigans said...

aaaawww.. you draw pala

you have talent huh

wanderingcommuter said...

yellow bells: thanks!

mark: cynthia always has that music and voice that calms one's turbulence. as of the moment, she keeps me centered. hehehe.

rudeboy: hey, its been a while rudeboy. you should also start posting your artworks. i would love to see one. dallliii!

nate: good morning nate. hehehe!

baste: seryoso ka talagang bibilhin mo ha?! hehehe! kapag hidni siya nakuha nung pagbibigyan ko, you can have i for free.

shenanigans: hey you blog din pala. hehehe

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see you draw again, Erik. :)

wanderingcommuter said...

thanks, anon, whoever you are. hahaha

dabo said...

hindi ko pa na-didisplay yung niregalo mo sa akin. hehe.. i believe agkakacondo naman ako sa near future, yun ang ididisplay ko sa living area or dining area..katabi

♥N said...

Drawing with a pen says a lot about you. It says that you are a person who gives to a cause fully, without reservation and without disclaimers. It's an honorable trait, my dear Erik.

wanderingcommuter said...

Dabo: Hahaha. Centerpiece/focal point ba yung binigay ko? Wahahaha

Nova: I never really thought about it, I appreciate it. You are really kind. Mwah

Anonymous said...

Kilala mo ako. :) Hulaan? Hehe. Joke.

MEcoy said...

make sense love that qoute nice drawing by th way

Jayson said...

nice dude