|Creative Juice Podcast|
Friday, April 24, 2015
I was on the Creative Juice podcast that was just aired this week on Practice and how long it takes to be good at something. We talk about drawing and obsessions and unused talents.
It was a lot of fun! Listen here: http://thejuicecast.com/practice-practice-practice-part-1/
While you are on the site, check out some of their other topics. The Juice Cast is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs.
|Happy Easter! Bunnies and Painted Monasteries|
Saturday, April 04, 2015
I do plan to paint this image, but do to finishing my next book, it will probably be by the Eastern Orthodox Easter.
|Cherry blossoms and bunnies... 'Tis the season|
Speaking of which, this is a good time to post some of the amazing art at the pained Monasteries in Romania.
Not only are there the ones dating back to the 1400s, but they are building new ones! Such a fascinating art form. It was nice to see the artist credits on the new ones.
Growing up catholic, it is interesting to see parallel but different imagery.
|Judgement Day painting on the Vorone? Monastery done in 1547 |
|Detail of the seraphim at the Humor Monastery painted in 1535|
|Lives of the saints or rather the martyrdom of them, Vorone? Monastery|
|More seraphim at Vorone? Monastery|
|A new depiction of Judgement Day |
|New Judgement Day at a church in Bucharest|
|Detail of the Judgement Day painting in Bucharest. Ioana and I were pleased to see the artists credited inside.|
My monastery sketches and more of my write ups are here.
|All of the Judgement Day paintings have the people being 'reconstituted', even if devoured by wild beasts. Such delightful imagery!|
Friday, March 13, 2015
Something about spring makes you think of fairies. I think it is all of the new life that emerges. So, I have been doing a lot of them in my sketchbook lately.
|Unleashing the last spirits of winter|
We also just saw Song of the Sea, a wonderful film by the folks who did The Secret of Kells. It was a beautiful film with a bit of a Spirited Away vibe with a dash of Tolkien's Silmarillion (he was greatly influenced by Celtic and other European mythology). I loved the design and the concept.
|The council is in session...|
It is common mythology around the world of spirits being a part of everything... The world does awaken this time of year from a dormant state.
I can hardly wait to get outside to sketch!
|The Leaf Litter...|
|Even at the Krohn Conservatory!||