Flawed...?...Full to the brim...?
a funky fun flower study?
Actually, it's all three!
This was drawn and painted in the summer of 2006...
when I was loosely beginning an attempt to introduce myself
to the "wonder of watercolor". :)
It is a spread in one of those inexpensive, thick, beginner
all purpose sketchbooks
lots of simply average paper.
I never intended it for a post...I didn't even have a blog then.
When thinking about the Illustration Friday theme for today:
and paging through past work at the same time...
this spread spoke to me loudly and clearly:
...Could it just be
that the things we once considered flawed in our lives
are really jewels
that have yet to be seen with "new" eyes???
Maybe you too will
discover a "flawed jewel" in your life today! :)
Illustration Friday: "Flawed"
January 30, 2009
“You see, when weaving a blanket,
an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket
to let the soul out.”
"I like the fact that in ancient Chinese art
the great painters always included a deliberate flaw in their work:
human creation is never perfect."
"Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it.
That is your greatest gift to me."