Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Follow the bouncing ball

EDM challenges: #166 Draw a fish and #60 draw an automobile or part of one...


On the trip back from LA County, I saw one of those TALL, skinny vans that are fairly new. The day before, I'd seen one at the dealer while dropping off our truck for warranty repairs. As I looked at it with my tired mind, it reminded me of a fish - one of those fish that are tall, yet skinny. On the net, I tried to find a picture of what I seeing and the best I could come up with was an angelfish. The quick sketch was the best I could do after a day of driving 300 miles of endless humidity, heat and humanity.


EDM #15 Draw a tree:
Last week at girls camp, a leader shared with us how it is very easy for a giant sequoia tree to fall down due to high winds or a heavy snowpack. The weakness of the sequoia (which was something I knew from working in the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park when I was 16) is that the roots only go about three feet deep. This huge tree is very vulnerable because of how shallow the roots are - even if they spread wide. No matter what our spiritual direction takes, we should desire to stand steadfast and immovable to withstand the storms that hit us in life. It's important for us to know who we are... and what is important to us.
As we approach the 7th anniversary of September 11th (which btw is my birthday), I hope we never forget the day our innocence changed...
Enough of my preaching for today!

5 comments:

Alan said...

Nice drawings and words that went with them.

kazumiwannabe said...

The fish and van sketch is very cool and funny! The sequoia makes an interesting and beautiful symbol too.

Mindy said...

Thanks for your comments! There are times I just want to sketch and then there are times I want to journal more than sketch. I like the ebb and flow ... and having the freedom to do either or both!

Deb said...

Great sketches, and great info! I didn't know that about the roots.

purplepaint said...

Your sketches are wonderful! I'm going to have to go back and read about the van and the fish...... :)