Category Archives: pen/brush & ink

31 December 2018

I spent the whole day and evening at Northampton’s First Night celebration, first performing in our little community theater show, “Welcome Yule!” then singing, morris dancing, hearing some great music and also some karaoke ;). The year wrapped up with very wet reveling in the street for the countdown to 2019. So many people and umbrellas dancing in the rain! So different from last year’s brutal cold as we welcomed in that year.

I decided to take a small pad with me (3.5″ x 5″) and make quick sketches or doodles. This is a sampling of what happened.

I think I ought to do this sort of exercise more often; lately I’ve felt a little stagnant as I approach my daily blank page. It’s one way to investigate possibilities without getting attached or bogged down.

May your year bring you what you need to take care of your body and soul, and may you find joy in offering whatever your gifts are to the beings in your life.


Not-Quite-Daily Drawings while away

Here are the drawings I managed to make while at the parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto. I was there to support programs and also facilitated a women’s art gallery and salon, so there was little time for sitting and sketching. Mostly these are from the ends of long, busy days. The last 3 were on days of driving and visiting old friends I haven’t seen in way too long.

1 Nov 2018: the view from my window
2 Nov 2018: a spirit touching ground
3 Nov 2018: wings of compassion
4 Nov 2018: and so we sing and dance
6 Nov 2018: election day, riding a hoped-for blue wave
7 Nov 2018: my friend has good kitties but I miss my own
8 Nov 2018: so many hugs
9 Nov 2018: safe passage back home