Saturday, May 31, 2014

Drawing Challenge- No Limits


This weekend Roberto is hosting the DC with the theme "No Limits"...
I admit I felt completely at a loss with such an open ended theme, but
then it wouldn't be much of a challenge- would it.

So my thinking for this was the limitations of being in a physical body- 
how we appear on the outside is often very different from how we feel on the inside.
The bird is of course a wonderful symbol for freedom, lightness, energy, focus and
movement...the blue in the drawing is relating more to the internal lines of energy and
connection between what we can see and what we can't.

Please visit Roberto's always inspiring blog for more interpretations on the 
theme- "No Limits" and have a super weekend!



17 comments:

  1. it speaks to me what you write about the inside and outside. It's just what I thought when I saw your picture before I started reading. The blue gives the bird something special, something energetic!

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  2. I love how these prompts touch us all in unique ways. I love how you have combined lines of energy in your drawing. seems we both had wings come to mind and our art.

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  3. I really agree with Sally!! Yes, Great interpretation! I enjoyed your painting and words too.

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  4. Well my dear I am reminded of internal energy centres, or chakras, or portals of energy in to our body/life. We can't see these per se, but we can feel the energy, like if someone robs us of our energy because they can't or don't produce enough of their own, or someone can energize us because they have so much (this can be in a good or bad way, depending) and we can see the auras around people (energy field.) It is comforting to me to know that even though I can't see inside someone or thing, I know that there are energy fields and centres quietly working in the background. For the above reasons I find your drawing very powerful. Awesome idea here, friend. N, xo

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  5. I love what you made to this theme. It became a beautiful and strong image. I really like the blue stitches, it has really power, your image!

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  6. yup, i dig that. speaking of limitations of the body. i heard an interview on stephen hawking just the other day, and this morning i woke up thinking about the man's physic limitations as opposed to his intelligent abilities. makes me frown upon the flimsy neck ache i have here... the bird, it is quite symbolic here... n♥

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  7. yes, yes and yes again! that's the topic! a great aspect. And a strong drawing as a symbol. body is the limit of our mind. the bird has a body that's able to fly. unlimited. perfect.

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  8. dear Kristen,
    how i love, LOVE your artwork
    such a strong drawing and such true words
    inside and outside, limits and freedom.....
    thank you for this interpretation!
    love
    Patrice A.
    xx

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  9. Beautiful, your work. It's modern, with a simple but so importent linecolor. Yes, our body is the limit in how we do and think. The bird, freedom!!

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  10. Hi Kristen! First time here! What I thougth when I saw your bird was this: The blue lines are like the skeleton holding the body together and by that giving it its limits. The feathers and the spread wings are light and mean flying and freedom and no limits. It's an intriguing image. It reminds me of a sign of the zodiac. Bye! Hedwig

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  11. Yes the limitations of our body are a barrier. are limits. Often limits imposed by society,
    -I have, short stature,
    I have a big nose,
    I'm fat,
    I'm too high,
    my skin is dark.
    Etc, Etc, Etc.

    Unfortunate, because its are terrible limits that do not allow us to be ourselves, that bind us to prejudice.
    Límits...in this case leads me to think that the acceptance of the other just as he is must be something with no limits.
    You bird, it gives a good idea of no limits. (I think I said something else, about birds and about its give me the idea about flying without limit)
    Thank you very much for playing, and for your wonderful post!

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  12. Yes, you name it, I was more on the head as the major source of limitation but you're right the body itself is limitating us too and I really love your symbol of a free flying bird and the strong connecting lines. As I said before and Nadine, Patrice and Ariane in Belgium and we where talking about how we met and discoverd that it was through the dc. We were talking about what drew us to the other blogs and why we like it and I said that one never ever gets dissapointed coming to your place for the dc's result - I don't have to mention that everyone agrees, right? So thanks again, it was a pleasure to visit you again!!!!!
    love + hugs
    barbara bee

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  13. i am the dc host this weekend
    are you in?

    love
    Patrice A.
    xx

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  14. A unique interpretation! I like it a lot, so happy to have found your blog!

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  15. Hi Kirsten I totally agree I found it very hard too with it being such an open ended theme and it was my first time joining in. Wonderful meeting you and I am looking forward joining again! I love the thought of the energy running with no limits that is a wonderful interpretation. Manon :)

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  16. You have given something special to this bird, dear Kristen.
    With the blue (!) stitched thread you show the limit of the body. For me, there are even aspects of Native Americans up to Christian symbols (Jesus, cross) and through that, you show the infinity of the body... no limits!
    Love!
    xo Ariane.

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