Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Working with Ink

 When I want to relax I often choose working with ink.  It is fun to just take a crow quill pen and some ink and doodle across a page and splash some ink here and there.
  
Inspiration for me often comes from nature.  What inspired this drawing was seeing dried weeds growing above the snow.   They lend a certain beauty to the white landscape.   In spite of winter's winds many of them still have seed pods and bits of leaves clinging to their stems.  

I have a great respect for that kind of tenacity.

It is marvelous to see how nature reminds us that even when life seems overwhelming if we hold tight to the Vine we will remain strong and bear fruit.

Hope all of you are holding on tight tonight.    God Bless!    

21 comments:

  1. What inspiring words ~ and art Debbie !

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  2. Such a beautiful post Debbie. Thanks.

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  3. Debbie, this is a very encouraging post, thank you! I also love the dried weeds over the snow, I find it captivating...as I do your lovely art!

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  4. Brave you. I'm scared of working with ink. The snow has melted and temperatures have risen and they are predicting 50 mph winds tomorrow. Wildfires are everywhere and these winds stoke them. I'll be out there with my little water hose if one starts nearby. They have banned all outdoor burning, but anything can spark one.

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  5. You have captured the beauty of the dried weeds against the snow

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  6. There is a calmness in your ink drawing that is relaxing.
    I use the dry stems in the winter to decorate snowmen. Its nice to have them around.

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  7. I so love your always inspirational and upbeat point of view on life. It always soothes my soul...

    Love the ink drawing, Debbie. It looks like a beautiful print!

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  8. Debbie, I think you could find inspiration just about anywhere! You've such a positive person. Your drawing is very appealing in its simplicity . I leave dry weeds also in the fall, Im a lazy gardener. :)

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  9. I love this, seems like chinese calligraphy and drawings that are so beautiful and simple. I really love the leaves and seedpods that hang on at the end of the season too, and you captured it wonderfully :)

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  10. Your doodles still look like a mini-masterpiece. Hope that it's warming up a bit and that spring will be there soon. Only 1 month to go.

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  11. I love looking at the weeds in winter too, and I love your thoughts...Your pen and ink work is truly lovely...

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  12. Lively words Debbie, I too see beauty in weeds and like to paint them too. Love your ink work

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  13. Really love the drawing Debbie and I'm holding on tight too!!

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  14. Incredible how inspiration can arise from the most unexpected places ! I'm not particularly fond of weed, but in the desolation of winter time it can be a dear guest :-)

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  15. This is the work of a true Artist.. I love it!

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  16. I am holding on very tight.....♥ I love the look of ink drawing and I like how you see art all about you in nature.. many do not. Your art work is always a joy to look at.

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  17. I like your spluttery view of the weeds, which I often find is the part of the landscape that attracts me first. The weeds do hold on tight and persevere...a good lesson for all of us. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I too look at weeds and nature so very much. lovely work. thank you dear Debbie, love,Diana

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  19. This is a brilliant piece, Debbie--delightful, charming--and somehow, much more than meets the eye. It reminds me of the way understated Chinese pieces pull me in and inspire me. Thank you.

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