Anemone: Daughter of the wind.
Did you know that Anemone is a Greek word, anemōnē, that means "daughter of the wind?"
I think the meaning is quite fitting to this subject. Don't you agree?
My interpretation of Anemone. Primitive and wild.
Even though I looked up many types of this flower, I ended up using the Japanese Anemone for inspiration. It's fascinating how our childhood memories run deep into our heart.
Am I homesick?
Daughter of the wind.
Ink, watercolor, coffee on paper.
I wanted to end this post with an excerpt from Mary Oliver's poem, The Journey. This poem describes how I feel right now - how I try to pursue my passion despite the voices of fear and doubt, and how I am seeking my own voice.
I thought many of you can resonate with its message as you pursue your dreams.
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice—
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do—
determined to save
the only life you could save.
You can read the entire poem HERE.