“She held herself until the sobs of the child inside subsided entirely. I love you, she told herself. It will all be okay.” – H. Raven Rose (Shadow Selves)
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We love this. Thanks guys for such a touching post.
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A Lunchsketch style post for my friends @ A Canvas Of The Minds.
Enjoy your weekend and be sure to spend some time with your Inner Child 🙂
Your drawings are beautiful! They keep inspiring me. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for the encouragement. In many ways they reflect pieces of me and quite often are expressions of my inner child. Glad to hear they have had that effect on you.
What beautiful work LSketch.
Such emotions portrayed on paper with your pencil are so very touching.
Poppy, thank you once again for your praise and words of encouragement.
Take care and enjoy the weekend ahead!
.. finding my inner child twice in one week maybe 😉 .. Thanks and you too LS .
Sound advice. Moving.
I think so.
Thank you D&Z’s.
Wow! I love that Jared. It’s brilliant! 😀
Thankyou Cate 🙂
the look on her face is haunting – and determined! Beautiful work. Just beautiful. xx
Beauty from pain is a hard thing to achieve … and determination is certainly a part of it.
I think we don’t nourish our inner child as we should. This is a beautiful and troubling image. And a powerful one too.
Completely agree George. Easier for some to do than others – but a very real need I believe.
I think it’s very important to acknowledge and nurture our inner child, especially when we didn’t get the nurturing we needed growing up. It’s never too late to love ourselves. 🙂 Very evocative sketch
Absolutely! I think it is important to look at the nurturing we missed and how that unmet need cries out in us as adults.
So many different views on the inner child … from those who see it as releasing our ability to once again view the world with childlike wonder … to those who see it as those parts of us which didn’t grow or grew into something negative because they were not nurtured.
Such an individual process with no two kids being the same 🙂
You know it’s funny that I never thought of the inner child any other way than that which was not nurtured and I never thought anyone else thought of it any other way either. lol How unintentionally narrow minded of me. giggles
So very true what you say here LSketch .
Hope all is going well with you .
As for me … in the midst of some typical end of year chaos with my outer kids (school exams and assessments) and work – where there seems to be a lot of adults behaving like kids 😉
Sketchpad (my reprieve) is getting neglected, so let’s call it, “as well as can be” for this time of year 🙂
It just gets so frantic this time of year I know for many people LSketch.
Hope you find a little ‘space’ for you soon . x
My inner child is lost, cold and very scared. She doesn’t understand this world and she can’t find her way home
It is not a solution I know … but I believe at least an awareness of the child, its lost state and its pain is a good start to addressing the nurturing required.
For very real and different reasons I know – but mine is not too different to yours at times.
My friend. Be sure to pull her close and give her a hug next time she feels near …
I suppose it is a good start. But it is so hard, so painful at times
Oh. And beautiful sketch, of course. Such detail. I love it