Learning never exhausts the mind – Leonardo Da Vinci
“I love tulips better than any other Spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.”
― Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and her German Garden
January is coming to an end and during last weekend I started a new painting. This time, I am using acrylic paints on cotton canvas and the subject is a forest in Sweden. It is a work in progress, at the moment. Wishing a good new week to everybody 🤗🎨❤
Here we go. On a Winter Sunday afternoon of the new year 2023, we start sketching and paiting again. Tulips and gerberas are among the preferred floral subjects. Dip the brush in watercolors and then create, leaving light traces of color on the cotton paper. New ideas come in the air and we are here to wish everybody marvellous time filled with art.
You start drawing a line and then you keep on drawing
Moments of contemplation for a cute greater white fronted goose on a green lawn on this beautiful Sunday morning. Works in progress. Enjoy a good Sunday everybody!
Can you tell, at Winter time, a bright green terrace with the sky for roof, a cozy place for enjoying gardening, planting new seeds and at-any-time-of-the-day-coffee-pause room, might turn to be a good workplace for developping ideas like a small gym where to train your mind and run your projects?
Enjoy a new February week, everybody☕
From my photography archive –
Once I took the chance to photograph a small chocolate delicacy, the one in the picture above and, before making the photography session, I wondered:
- What ingredients are there in it?
- How does it taste?
- What is the process to make this small delicacy?
- Is it an artisan or industrial product?
Here it is your chocolate praline. Is it inviting for a taste? Why? What is your opinion after having a taste of it?
Making practice of my own skills