Thursday, June 20, 2013

Swimming into summer

Summer is at high tide. I haven't wedged myself into my swimsuit yet, but thoughts of dappled waters glimpsed from half closed underwater eyes brings the season home. Nothing better than a water-logged body drying off on a line-dried towel in the late afternoon sun. Hope some of you are already experiencing wet eyelashes glued to your cheeks, blinking away the chroline or algea after the sheer 
satisifaction of a good swim.




Monday, June 17, 2013

Wings and things

A quick share as I send off a small job to Augsburg Fortress Publishing which had me creating spot illustrations of the four Biblical Evangelists in symbolic form: Matthew as an angel, Mark as a winged lion, Luke as a winged bull and John as an eagle. Like drawing birds with different bodies! I liked Marks the best.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A thoughtful host

I'm reading a collection of Vincent Van Gogh's letters to friends and family (mainly those to Theo). I learned Van Gogh created his famous sunflower paintings to decorate the guest room, in anticipation of Paul Gaugain's visit. We know Van Gogh was an intense individual and tragically unbalanced, but the pleasure he seems to have taken in making Gaugain's room cozy and bright touched my heart.

Here's a sunflower to warm this cyber space in welcome.




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