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Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake… Francis Bacon These two looks like snowflakes in a way. Melting in my heart. I have lots of pens, but keeping my manadala […]

Art Journal Peek: Smilla

Art Journal Peek: Smilla

Sketch II of my cat Smilla. A live drawing of my cat Smilla in my Art Journal #16. She lives with my parents right now, but for a week I had her in the apartment and took the time to draw her. She doesn’t look as spiky IRL. Furry cats with long soft hair is […]

Art Journal before & after bunny

Art Journal before & after bunny

We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Pema Chödrön Since I got so many great comments on my last art journal post (about almost “finished” pages) I thought I’d share […]

Art Journaling check in – Week 9

Art Journaling check in – Week 9

Last week my Art Journal Every Day check in was the guest post about collecting colours over at Julie’s blog and before that, week 7, it was a questions and answer session with reader questions on art journaling. So since I haven’t posted anything from my Art Journal for two weeks I have a few […]

Maneki Neko Sketch

Maneki Neko Sketch

Sitting in the shade with my Art Journal and a high glass of iced coffee. Dipping my paintbrush in water and painting with a mostly unused colour (ochre) in my paint box of watercolours. Swirling it around, making pools of water. Related PostsWatercolor Mixing Chart Eye Candy: Sparkly Maple Leafs Flying Tiger Traveler’s Notebooks

In change there is power

In change there is power

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. /Alan Cohen The 40th Art […]

The Wabi-sabi people

The Wabi-sabi people

I just read the description of what the Japanese words wabi sabi means, and it sounds like a description of what I call beauty in the world… Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. […] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is […]