Animals, Art, Life

The Work of Art?

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The chaos of creative expression and the creation of art is limitless. I have been asked how long it takes to create certain pieces of art and that is often hard to answer.

The final center design above combining the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos logos took many hours from idea to completion.  There were many preliminary drawings of ideas, further sketches on different papers and color studies using pastels and colored pencils. 

Art does not just happen but the journey from vision to completion is fraught with twists and turns,  stops and starts. I would not have it any other way, that is where the joy resides.

Thanks for stopping by!   ~M

Adventure, Animals, Art

Super Bowl = Broncos + Seahawks

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Pastels on Gray Paper 12x9 inches
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Pastels on Gray Paper 12x9 inches Black border added
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Preliminary drawing ideas on tracing paper.

With the Super Bowl almost upon us I still am not sure who to root for.  Growing up in Idaho I was raised a Broncos fan but now living in Washington the Seahawks are … well I think you understand my dilemma.

So I came up with the idea to combine the two logos into one.  So is this a “BroncHawk”  or “Seaonco” ?  The final drawing was completed using pastels on 12×9 inch gray pastel paper.  The first image is the untouched original,  the second has a faded black border added and the third is the preliminary drawing ideas.

Enjoy and feel free to share the images! ~M

Adventure, Animals, Art, Writing

Freedom Reigns- Memorial Day 2013

"Freedom"
“Freedom Reigns”  ~M ©2009  Ink Wash and Crayons  11×14 inches

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

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On this Memorial Day, thank you to veterans past and present for your service and sacrifice!  God Bless! ~M

Adventure, Animals, Photograph

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

"A Rare Glimpse"
“A Rare Glimpse”

Wishin’ everyone a ‘appy St. Patrick’s Day even if yer are not Oirish, as if it really matters on dis ‘oliday! ♣

Wanted to share a picture we were able to capture recently of the rare St. Patrick’s Day bird.  Birdwatchers have spent their entire life chasing this elusive little fellow with no luck. (St. Patrick’s Day pun intended! :))

He is tall in stature, usually 5-7 inches but very thin and wiry.  This bird loves to tease with his high pitched squawk which has been said to sound eerily like the laugh of a child.  He is extremely quick and agile, most only catch a glimpse as he flies off.  Also, his green appearance allows him to camouflage himself very easily in the green of trees, bushes and plants.  This one was an even rarer specimen with the feathered topknot that looks strangely like a stocking cap.  Enjoy, gran’ day! ~M

Animals, Photograph

Resting…Be at peace.

A photograph taken at the beach south of Westport, Washington of a seagull resting

on the sand, oblivious to the wind and the commotion of beach goers around him.

To be at peace and rest in the midst of the chaos.

Photography  – border & text added using PicMonkey           ©Maleko 2012