Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Climbing Out of the Abyss

The abyss of anxiety and depression is a deep cavern of dark indecision and self-loathing that many, including I, have journeyed through.  The black surrounds, a thousand voices screaming in your head without a sound.  The angst is like a velvet fog, soft and thick covering everything, greying the colors of life.  The abyss beckons continuously, promising a false comfort there.  

Life is..., not what was hoped and planned for
Life is..., the truths we believe about our experiences
Life is..., living, learning, loving and letting go

Fate conspires to break your heart and healing only comes once you are broken.  A thousand steps forward only to find yourself sliding slowly backwards as if drawn by an invisible force.  Reaching, grasping, clawing to the edge of the abyss.  Looking up, looking out, looking forward to the light, away from the dark.  To begin anew from here, right where you are, taking one small step of faith to begin the journey and begin climbing out of the abyss.                  Maleko ©2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Life Never Repeats - Variations On A Theme!

They say that the same thing never comes around in the same way twice and I believe that.  I enjoy taking a design and using different colors and mediums to create a unique and different version of the original idea, variations on a theme!  
Here are some variations on the same horse design!

Pastels and Colored Pencil Drawing 
Maleko ©2011
Pastels and Sharpie Marker Drawing 
Maleko ©2011
Pastel Drawing 
Maleko ©2011
Pastels and Colored Pencil Drawing 
Maleko ©2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Three Amigos

"The Three Amigos"   Colored Pencil Drawing on Black Paper   6x9    Paint Shop Pro Border
      ©Maleko 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011


"Frenzy"  Pastel & Colored Pencil Drawing (6x9) 

This is another version of a design previously posted as Bucking Broncos!  in July of this year.  I like taking the same design or drawing and seeing how different colors and mediums can create an entirely different picture and convey another emotion.  The colors in this drawing seemed to evoke a feeling of frenzied energy and strength amidst a brilliant sunset.  Enjoy! ~M

Sunday, September 11, 2011

America Rises - 911 10 Year Anniversary

A tribute to the 911 tragedy that occurred 10 years ago and remembering those that lost their lives and those that gave all they had to save and serve others.

'America Rises'  11x14  Crayon & Ink Wash ©Maleko 2011
The design above represents the will and strength of this great country as we have risen from the ashes of that tragic day 10 years ago on wings of mercy and grace.  Revenge never brings redemption & bitterness only shackles the wings that carry our dreams of the future. ~M  "God Bless!"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Azure Mystic

"Azure Mystic"  Pastel drawing on black paper  (6x9)    ©Maleko 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Butterfly Angel

"Butterfly Angel"    Pastel & Colored Pencil Drawing on Black Paper (6x9)          ©Maleko 2011