Prophylactic self-isolation for drawing, creation and inspiration. Day 142nd.

Here is the exercise from my online course on illustration techniques by the painter and illustrator Adolfo Serra are completed:


All stories that a painting hides

The task: Choose the painting you like, the one which inspires you. Analyse the painting, the form, the composition, the technique, colors, context of the work…

Draw it by yourself, use different techniques, patterns, points of view, draw without thinking, let yourself go and feel.

How I completed the task:

  • Just few days before reading this task, I was turning over the pages of Picasso art works. One picture captured my sight. Can not explain why and how, but it went deeply in my eyes, I saw it in my imagination for a few days later, even without looking at it:
Young acrobat on a ball by Pablo Picasso, 1905
  • Best time for inner relax to complete the creative task was at 5 am: silence; intimacy with a chosen painting, white paper sheet and colors; the magic of arising day. I have completed ten sketches, but feel it is not yet enought:
Using extra charcoal pencils GIOCONDA 8811/2, 8811/3, 8811/4, charcoal pencils, soft pastel pencils GIOCONDA; collage elements (glued sea sand), rubber technique
Using soft pastel pencils GIOCONDA and rubber technique

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Prophylactic self-isolation for coffee, creation and inspiration. Day 122nd.

flea market

Here is the exercise from my online course on illustration techniques by the painter and illustrator Adolfo Serra are completed:


Follow the trail. Learn to look. An open-air market

The task: Go to a flea market. Make photos. Capture several elements that inspire. Make an illustration which starts from something real and transforms into an imagination game. Combine elements and play.

How I completed the task:

  • I made photos, capturing several elements that inspired me:
flea market
Photos from the local flea market, July 2020
  • I draw illustrations, transforming reality into imagination world:
From left to right: A train running from a sugar pot; Middle age ship in a cosmic space; Liven up objects; Antique chair rides a bicycle;Coffee lady in a coffee cup

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Prophylactic self-isolation for emo-C evaluation. Day 112th.

Great way to stabilize a day. Great way to be OK

by Dr. A. Palatronis

Part 4 from X

About the balance between physical and emotional bodies

On the left:
Resting energy expenditure of organs
and tissues (1). “Other” consisted of adipose tissue, bone, skin, intestine and glands.
On the right:
Emotional needs to keep the body toned up.

Keeping physical and emotional bodies properly supplied with essential nutritious and “emotional”calories, contributes to a balance on physical and emotional levels.

As a result, it leads to self-satisfaction, better well-being and not overeating.

Well-feeling induces well-eating and one should work on it daily

New ingredient for Emotional diet (make it within the next 7 days)

ActivityWhat to do?DurationScore
Creative hobbyMake something by your own: painting; gardening; anything with a needle like: knitting, corner to corner crochet, cross stitch, quilting, macrame; origami, decoupage, calligraphy.
Important! Do not confuse with your daily activities and duties like ironing, cooking or car washing – it should be YOUR hobby, time for yourself
1 h25
Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling

It is impossible” syndrome

Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, better to buy…

In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the result could seem ugly and awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us. Do not give up! Continue, continue! “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, Egyptian proverb says.

That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands… But for what? and WHY?

I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”, and let my drawing or sewing to be not perfect.

However, the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling:) However, the beauty comes during a process of a creation:)

Just few examples of creative hobby:

Decoupage by Stine
Unique exemplar – the bicycle bag for fairy lady, mixed techniques, by AnKo
First drawings, but with passion! by Donatas San
Costume jewelry by p. Vitalija
Sewing from silk fabrics by A. Palatronis
Just trying new movements of brush, by A. Palatronis

P. S. Have not read about emo-C before? Here is the main info from my previous posts:

What is emo-C in a daily-life?  Emo-C is the “emotional calories” to feed emotional body
Why to apply emo-C in an every-day life?  Emo-C allows to reach inner stability and well-feeling. When we feel well, peaceful and stable, – there is no need to overeat or crave for food
 Could be beneficial if overcoming difficult daily-life or challenging life situations
 Helps to reduce stress, actually it reduces unproductive and destructive stress feeling and leads to the proper responses and actions when needed
What should be done to ensure emo-C consumption?  Emotional calories are achieved by conducting specific activities within a day. These activities contribute to inner stability, peacefulness and well-feeling
How much scores per day?At least 100 scores are needed to ensure day’s intake of emotional calories
Activities to ensure “consumption” of emotional calories  These activities are graduated from very easy and taking just a few seconds to do, to some-how difficult, new, challenging, surprising and taking up to 0.5-1.0 hour
 Should be conducted regularly within all the day  
 Start from one activity, maintain it within a week and later add one more, any of those which seems for you good enough to try  

You can find my previous about emo-C here:


  1. McClave SA, Snider HL. Dissecting the energy needs of the body. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care. 2001;4(2):143-7

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Prophylactic self-isolation for personal drawings’ appreciation. Day 106th.

Well, this does not look like art, I am not an artist anyway. I can’t draw. And I shouldn’t do it.

We would never do it with language. No one would say: “Well, this just can’t come out as a poem – I shouldn’t speak”, –

Ralph Ammer on How drawing helps you think

How drawing helps you think by Ralph Ammer on TEDxTUM on youtube:

Drawings from the sketchbooks: avocado fruits, view from the coffee house, mountain flowers

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