This simple draw inspired me during a meditation evening, it remind me the path of life, and the following words bloomed in my mind:
From our birth to end of our life we encounter a certain number of stones in our path. The stones are meant to be the beautiful pavement of our journey on Earth. Every time you find a new stone, transform the new challenge into a blessing to step forward. Respect the stone, learn from it, find a place and step on it. The stones aren’t you. You are a light being, the miracle of life, unfolding slowly, opening to its biggest expression to finally come to a rest.
In this way we leave our brushstroke in the canvas of Creation.
My dad likes the opera Madama Butterfly of Giacomo Puccini, and I draw my interpretation of it for him. On the left side there is half Japanese umbrella with the kanji for “love”, and on the right side half butterfly :)
Another free hand exercise, this time with color pencils and watercolors.
Some sacred geometry to start the month of November. The challenge here was to draw it without compass and ruler. Just freehand drawing with pen and ink.
Mandala made with ink and colour pencils.
An imaginary flower (or a funky sea star…) made with ink and colour pencils.
I wanted to add some colour to my usual black and white drawings, so I bought new ink colour pens, and a mandala seemed good enough to test them.
More coming soon!
After the daily work sampling a section… nothing better than a “shower” with cold, muddy water. Although far from the comfortable bathroom at home, I miss it :)
Photo taken in East Greenland in summer 2012.
Lovely loft, full of light, on a tree. Ideal for couples. Preferably birds. Amazing views to the garden and human life.
Today is Saint George, a special day in the region I was born (Catalunya, in Spain). In short, the legend tells Saint Gorge defeated a dragon to save a princess (quite cheese actually), and from the blood of the dragon a bush of roses grew. Saint Gorge gave to the lady one of those roses, and in return she gave him a book.
We celebrate it as the lover’s day, traditionally women received a rose, and men received a book. An exchange sign of their mutual love. However, nowadays everybody receives a book, at least one, and women still receive a rose, although not always the flower. Can be whatever creative item with a rose on it, for example a foulard with rose motives.
It is been already few years I skip this day (unfortunately)… Streets are full of people with books and roses, meeting friends and family, and the day is usually enough springy and long to fully enjoy it.
To honor this beautiful day I draw the homeland of Le Petit Prince, remembering Saint-Exupéry’s book, with the rose and a happy dragon. Actually I like more the dragon than Saint George and the princess, but that’s another story.
I wish you all a good day, and to those who celebrate Saint George, feliç Sant Jordi!