Monday, February 26, 2018

behind closed doors - an obsession

Some artists have a 'default setting': something they end up drawing over and over through their lifetimes. It's an instinct when the mind goes blank, when doodling idly or when struggling with mental blocks. Some artists draw girls with long hair, strange creatures, spaceships. I draw doors.

Friday, February 16, 2018

RIP Napoleon Abueva

Philippine National Artist and beloved teacher Napoleon Veloso Abueva has died.

Those of us blessed to have learned at the feet of this master have had our lives brightened and altered by his inspiring humanity.

Along with an intrinsic love and respect of beauty he imbibed what is true and traditionally Filipino.

Light up our skies as you were a constant beacon in our lives. RIP beloved Master & Maestro!

Friday, February 9, 2018

winter wanderland

The 2018 Winter Games Are Beginning!

The world's greatest athletes compete in South Korea.

wonder | wander | world watches with wishes of world reconciliation.

Torch Lighting at the Opening Ceremony

New York Times caption of their coverage

Google doodle for the occasion

Friday, February 2, 2018

mapping world classics

Honey it's cold outside!

Best to snuggle up with some great reads.

Tik-Tok of Oz, L. Frank Baum, Chicago, 1914

On our on going book lovers book worming adventures - Charting the Geography of Classic Literature by Anika Burgess at Atlas Obscura.

These are just a few of over 60 maps that are currently on display at the exhibition Landmarks: Maps as Literary Illustration, at Harvard’s Houghton Library.

The collection includes the work of landmark authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien and the late Ursula K. Le Guin, and spans everything from love stories to fairy tales.

The exhibition is open through to April 14, 2018.

love! Love! LOVE!