Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cat 2

"Watching for the Dogs"    by Gwen Buchanan
approx.  6" x 7" charcoal, pastels on brown paper

"Cautious, like crossing a wintry stream,
Watchful, like one facing danger on every side,
Ceremonious, as one who pays a visit,
Yielding, like ice beginning to melt,
Genuine, like a piece of uncarved wood,
Open-minded, like a valley,
And mixing freely, like murky water. 

Which of you can assume such murkiness,
To become in the end still and clear;
Which of you can make yourself still,
To become in the end full of life?
Those who possess this Tao do not try to
Fill themselves to the brim,
And because they do not try to
Fill themselves to the brim,
They are like a garment that endures
All wear and need never be renewed."

 Ancient writing accredited to Lao Tzu,
 It is debated whether he was a man or men or a Philosophy...

Daybreak this morning from the studio

...Blooming Cornflower by our front step on November 24 ... hardy little plant, self-seeds too

Our dog Pirate, whom cats should be warned of... with the CornFlower in mild temperatures by the Bay of Fundy today. All the leaves have fallen now, only the evergreens give color in the forest and bluff-edge.

at Desideratum Art and Jewelry Studio, St. Martins, NB

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hand # 10

Wait and Listen......  by Gwen Buchanan

"Dost Thou Love Life?   Then do not squander Time;
 for that's the stuff  Life is Made of."
Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790....   American Scientist, Diplomat, Publisher

Approx. 5" x 7"  pen, brush, Red Earth FW acrylic artists ink, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings
 created at Desideratum Studio, St. Martins, New Brunswick