Friday, January 20, 2012

Being human....Rumi



the mini sketchbook is filling up fast and I'm left with the last 3 pages.
each sketch and painting came with an experience I would not trade for anything....

and at the end of each,

a renewed spirit..
and an insightful exploration of this
wonderful medium of making art....

 I am loving every bit of it.......









“This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning is a new arrival. 
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...
Welcome and entertain them all. 
Treat each guest honorably. 
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. 
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 
― Rumi


Happy Friday!!!

steph

30 comments:

NatashaMay said...

These sketches look gorgeous! Love how much movement there is in them. :)

Anne said...

Lovely line work and beautiful colors, your sketches are wonderfully loose and effortless looking. Awesome quote from Rumi, my favorite poet! <3

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

There is such exuberant joy in your sketching, life is a party for you when you make art. Beautiful Rumi, we are a guest house aren't we. You bring joy to my house Steph. xox corrine

Geckostone said...

Wow these are excellent and I so love the Rumi quote!!!

Carol L McKenna said...

Ooooooh! Love your paintings ~ colors and ink are wonderful ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ~

Ginny said...

Your sketches are incredible. So full of life and color. I also found the Rumi quote very interesting.

carlarey said...

I just love the way you capture the world around you.It's wonderful seeing through your eyes each week.

~*~Patty S said...

What's not to Love dear Steph...your artwork AND Rumi always feed my soul!

Happy weekend Dear One!
oxo

Christine said...

What a wonderful, inspired collection of sketches!

Tammie said...

each page is wonderful and surly holds memories for you.

faye said...

Beautiful paintings, Steph. The colors are so exciting.
Faye

Anne said...

These pages are wonderful! Love the lines and the colors. Great job. And so exciting that you've filled up your book!

Happy PPF!

Gloria said...

I really love your work. Your linie work is just beautiful as are the colors you use. Love the quote from Rumi as well. Thank you for sharing.

Tracey Potter said...

Beautiful colorful sketches, thanks for sharing! Happy PPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

such beautiful sketches and no wonder your book is filling up if you have managed all these so quickly... wish I was that productive... happy ppf xx

Helen Campbell said...

How wonderful to explore your world through your sketchbook. Beautiful pages!

Robin Panzer Art said...

What wonderful vibrant sketches! Happy Paint Party Friday #56 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Debbie said...

These pages are wonderful! I love your delicate watercolors and intricate sketches.

kimmie said...

your paintings have so much color and motion ... how I would love to look over your shoulder while you work! wonderful wonderful!

Jenxo said...

your pages are just stunning and so joyful :)

Anne said...

I love your sketches, so rich in colour - beautiful!

Belinda Carson said...

Beautiful work! Love it!!

Mandy said...

i love youth work...every time i see it i want to do some pen and ink..i think i just may today...xxx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Gorgeous painted pages, Steph! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

*jean* said...

oo i hope you keep doing this! they are all just lovely! happy PPF, steph!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your work is amazing! i so enjoyed my visit to your blog today. thanks for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

SHERI C said...

Your colors and movement within each page is so great!
Love how you are almost ready to move into a NEW book. Keep it up!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Daniele Valois said...

I really like the blue and greens here, and I love how part of the sketch has very little paint. Really neat look!

:)

EVA said...

Amazing pages! Wow!! Each is unique and lovely. Great quote - I really must read more Rumi.

Manuela said...

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