Friday, December 15, 2006

Separated by an 8 minute drive

Ah well. The hand is not faster than the eye, contrary to what stage magicians say. Thank goodness my metallic shaman's bag can catch the magic around me.

Blogger strips out a bit of color saturation in sampling down photos, but you can still enjoy lots of sparklies if you click on the field.


Ed Maskevich said...

I can close my eyes and dream upon that sea of grass. The sketches are good. You have a good hand and a good eye.

hfm said...

Can you read portuguese? I was astonished by your comment.


Anonymous said...

It must be the Texas in you--the looking for beauties in empty lots and rust and long spaces.

And what's with Starbuck's? Is this part of the daily life you lead? We need some Texans eating barbecue...

Lori Witzel said...

Hi everyone!

Ed, thanks for that comment, and your encouragement. I have to remember patience is the key to developing faster fluency...maybe should find a life-drawing group so I get a bit more time to look/see when drawing.

hfm, nope, I don't read Portuguese -- but some lovely, poetic words in English have enough in common that I guessed at/extrapolated the meaning in your poem. "Sussuration" is one of my favorite words, BTW.

Marly, one of my prized reads is Gretel Ehrlich's "The Solace of Open Spaces." Re: Starbucks -- aligns with my desire to find something meaningful in ordinary places, and the suburbs here are filled with Starbucks. But there are more colorful venues...if I can keep the good food from distracting me, will seek some out for sketching.

Stewart Sternberg (half of L.P. Styles) said...

I like this..nature..distilled to simplistic lines and designs...a field of color with highlight. Nice.

MB said...

I love this photo, Lori! Oh, gorgeous!

And I can appreciate the desire to find meaning in ordinary places. It's a laudible goal! Your hand may not be faster, but it's sure and getting surer, and your eye serves you well in all situations.