New Year Doodles, Another Poem, and a Song

So, I was asked to draw a picture. These are my quick doodles.

To a Better Year Ahead

I wanted to convey everything being in the distance. For the pic with Grace and me, we are looking outward and the moon is very large. The wind has kicked up, and I’m not good at drawing wind (is anyone?) and so, it supposedly knocked all the leaves off that scrawny scribble of a tree. Mountains in the distance are supposed to be snow-capped.

So Far Away (The Carole King song is at the end of this post)

My son, Johann, since he cut his hair looks like Pewdiepie (Felix Kjellberg) to me. Haha He says it looks nothing like him. But then, I’m not really an artist, and yeah… made his head kind of crooked. Okay, so I am really no artist; thus, doodles.

My son has really beautiful blue/grey eyes, with thick eyelashes, and I was hoping to capture that. He got the best of the Spanish/Welsh genes.

His eyes look brighter now that he says he has a soul mate out there somewhere and so he wants to get better so that he can meet her. That’s why I titled his drawing, “So Far Away.” He’s been doing much better with his OCD and other ailments. It’s a very difficult disease to live with.

Let us hope we all get better in 2021. Healing and hope, depth and no despair. All of these and more, is my blessing for this coming year.

A poem:

Soul Mates

Two halves of a whole

Soul mates

Mates of the soul

Barely making one

And one barely making by

When I first heard her voice

The sound stopped me in place

Not too low

Not too high

Taking me by surprise

When she laughs

I smile

When she cries

I want to know why

Simply hearing a sigh or breath

Makes music fill my thoughts

She sings to my soul

And my soul sings pieces

Written like nothing ever heard

Spread across to lands never seen

Oceans and sky growing past horizons

World opens and never enough

Dreams can’t envision the places she takes me to

As I close my eyes and then

I see

Her standing alone

And I am there

Standing alone

When we face one another

Air parts and gravity disappears

I am floating past earth and past life

My soul how it sings

The song she sings just for me

Oh, my soul

In her soul


Happy New Year!

In line with the picture, a beautiful song.

I have had this album, Tapestry, and then I as I got older bought a cassette – it was stolen in the Philippines (I hope you are enjoying it) – and so I bought another cassette, and now I have no cassette player.
I love Carole King. And… KITTY!

It does seem so far away, but it doesn’t mean its unattainable.

Love you Gracie! 🙂 ❤

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