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Some New Drawings

“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.”  ~ Alice Walker Scorpion inspired Incomplete drawing:  Playing with patterns Small fire Movement

Camel

Actually, this fella is one of my favorite recent drawings — the camel.  I thought I was going to draw a bird of some kind, but the direction of the drawing kept on bringing me closer to a camel.  So, that’s what it became 😉 So…relating to the camel…the image posted below has been floating … Continue reading

Guineafowl Puffer Fish

When I first got into the water near a small island near Coibas (Panama), to go snorkeling, we encountered our first friend — a pale, gray…and quite dapper…Guineafowl Puffer Fish.  He was pretty much hanging out by himself in the shallow waters — not up to much.  And, as we got deeper into the reefs, … Continue reading

Deep Sea Fish

When I wrapped up this drawing…  I remembered a National Geographic show that I had watched many years ago about a strange-looking deep sea fish.  So, I guess this is my take on the Angler Fish (pretty intense creature):

Wheel of Life

2010, North Carolina — Ok, not the best image of my wheel of life (the center is a tree, by the way).  It was hard to hold the camera still! This labor of love is the medicine wheel I have come up for my back-pack/yoga trips that I have done a couple of in the … Continue reading

Sloth

2010, North Carolina — As a child, the three and four toed sloths were some of my favorite creatures.  I think it was their faces that mystified me, as well as their infinitely slow movements.  Their faces seemed charmed with every moment of their inch-by-inch movements.  To me, they represent such satisfaction and savoring of … Continue reading

Garuda

2010, North Carolina — While waiting for my laundry to finish in Hot Springs, this image came to me.  I actually put this together just days before a Tibetan llama visited Hot Springs, NC (as one of his students lived in that area).  In Tibet, Garuda is a mythological creature — a giant eagle of … Continue reading

The Landing

2007, San Francisco — As you’ll see in many of my art images on this blog, one of my favorite ways to create art is through these interrelating shapes or doodles.  This is something I put together while in SF — a peacock or bird of some kind landing.

Yoni

2009, North Carolina — As you may or may not know, yoni is the word for vagina in Sanskrit.  To me, it has a better ring to it and more fitting then the scientifically dry word, va-gi-na.  I drew this image in hopes that it would make it into Susan Weed’s new book, “Down There” … Continue reading

Pastels and Ukraine

1999, Ukraine — I remember putting this pastel drawing together while staying with my host family in Cherkasy, Ukraine (during my Peace Corps service).  I turned to drawing more often than I had before because of the language barrier.  While I was learning Russian in Ukraine, the early stages were very hard for me — … Continue reading