Friday, January 28, 2011

"El Arbol De La Vida..."

..."a tree of life"...
inspired by old world Mexican ceramic folk art
and drawn and colored with a
"Waterblossoms" twist
in my trusty old black spiral sketchbook.
Psst...
my Muse had such great fun with this one...
that she keeps begging me
to make some more...hint hint...wink wink! :)
Click here
to read about the interesting history
of this beautiful art form.
(You can also click on the image above to enlarge...)

"There is always Music amongst the trees
in the Garden,
but our hearts must be very quiet
to hear it."
~Minnie Aumonier

9 comments:

the GyPsY said...

Listen to our muse - she is wise. This is very beautiful. Love the fusion.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

THe way you painted this one really made it come alive. I can hear the music.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

P.S. I went to the link you provided. It seems like Mexicans always have such colorful art. I find that color so exciting. A wonderful way to depict life.

studio lolo said...

oh indeed, I agree with your wise muse!!

This is wonderful!

I'm starting a series of heart-shaped Milagros today. Seems appropriate for Valentine's day ;)

Denise said...

WOW!!

PAK ART said...

I too can see so many possibilities with a tree of life. Can't wait to see where your muse directs you! It will be beautiful I'm sure.

stART said...

Lovely! I think you should give in to your muse and play more with this concept....

marianne said...

Wonderful meaningful tree Margaret!
So colorful to brighten up these cold days here.....

Have a nice Sunday ♥

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh yes! A nice addition to your already fantastic art!