Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Raghead: New Year Wishes

Copyright B Purkayastha 2014

"Because I Love You"

Material: Acrylic and Watercolour on paper.

I didn't use any pencil outlines for this, working directly with brushes and cotton wool. I left the human figure in silhouette in order to emphasise the loneliness of the individual.

Copyright B Purkayastha 2014

A couple of words for everyone

To start with, I would like to apologise to everyone for the lack of posts in the recent past – especially to you, Charlie Ehlen, because unlike most others who read me you aren’t connected to me elsewhere and aren’t aware that things haven’t been going well with me for a while.

Actually, “not going well with me” is an understatement. In the last month and a half – since mid-November – I have gone through pure, undiluted hell. I don’t want to whine about my personal problems here, but I’ll just say that psychological torment of the kind I have been through (and am still going through) I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemies.

Starting today, however, the Butcher Shop is again open for business. It’s not just the symbolism, if that is what it is, of starting again on the New Year. It’s the little fact that I need to start creating again or go crazy (and I am not far from that). I have no desire to get seriously suicidal, and I have not been far from that, either.

However, I do need readers – and comments. Please, if you read anything I’ve taken the time to write, leave a word about what you think. I’m hanging on by my fingertips here, and I don’t want to let go.

Thanks for the understanding, and your patience.