How I ruined a nice drawing

Posted on: April 28, 2018

You wonder why I drew another wolf? Here are 4 reasons:

Reason #1: It popped up in my mind, emerging from a deep and powerful place. So I ran in my studio & started drawing.

Reason #2: I’m committed to “tackle the muzzle”. Those silly snouts are incredibly hard to draw (or is it just me?).

Reason #3: My dog looks like a big wolf and he inspires me.

And reason #4: I love the flickering uncertainty in between cute & fuzzy….and untrustworthy & a little bit evil, maybe. There’s something about these beasts that evokes a feeling of savage naturalness, reminding me to embrace all facets of us, without judgement. There’s beauty and grace, but also an ugly and not-so-nice side.

The cute fuzzball, is also a selfish hunter. We share similar instincts. Some ought to be controlled, but others need to be freed. Instead, we learned to keep them in a cage. Take for instance selfishness. Many of us tend to forget that a certain degree of selfishness benefits others, because when we take care of ourselves, we feel empowered to support others from a place of wholeness. This also teaches others how to help themselves, which then empowers them.

A wolf reminds me to allow myself to BE WILD and follow my guts. This is so much harder than following other people’s expectations. We all have our own personal journey to fulfill, and the more we trust our guiding instincts, the more we step into our power and align with our true and best selves. Unapologetically, just like the wolf.

I intended to draw a graceful wolf, but oh no, what happened here?!

That’s what happens when you skip drawing the framework. Lesson learned.

I wasn’t able to fix it, but I had an idea…

Here you have it: You can look cute and still be wild!

On that note, remember to be creative with circumstances you cannot change. Most of the time there’s something valuable in it that you can discover when you stay open and look for the gold in the heap of …stinky mess 😉

All my love,

Christina Hughes

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