I spent some time scribbling in my sketchbook on the plane ride home from Colorado Saturday. Can you see the bear and the baby owl?
The trip was good. It was wonderful to see the family and important for all of us to say goodbye, I think.
I’ve felt a renewed sense of thankfulness for all the blessings in my life: health, family, friends… a beautiful city to live in, a job I just love, and, of course, Steve. I am grateful.
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I’m trying to change my habits somewhat. Instead of watching TV, I’m replacing that 20 minutes either by reading an article or watching some kind of creative video. Yesterday I watched “Over You,” an animated story about a friendship between a deer and a little ghost girl. Today I watched The Beatles’ last concert ever, the 1969 Rooftop Concert in London. I saw this giraffe video a few weeks ago, and it’s awesome….
Do you have any cool links to share?
ONLY 20 minutes watching T.V.!!!!!!! You are my idol. I won’t tell you how many minutes a day I watch . . . I justify it by doing other things when I’m watching . . .
Here’s my post and video on REAL live baby barn owls done in real time. It’s from the Audubon Ranch. They are soooooo wonderful.
Haha… well, I TRY to only watch one episode per day. But I’m sure I actually watch much more than that now that I think about it! 😀
Hey Carla, hope your trip wasn’t too hard. I got an inspiring link for you. Short but amazing. Maybe you don’t know this one yet
Hope you enjoy it.
This short film won an Oscar last year (2012). It is delightful. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
Love your scribble/erase guys! Sounds like a fulfilling trip.
Thanks for sharing the scribbles! I love them and they inspire me to do more of this – using time like traveling on planes or even buses for some creative doodling 🙂
The idea of swapping watching television for reading or other activity is great. I got freed of that when our second baby was born and now I think I will keep it that way – watch much less television and do something instead. Great is to have some quiet time on my own to exercise or think about things I want to do 🙂
All the best,
I love the energy in these drawings!
If you have the time, have a look at Rivers and Tide, a documentary about Andrew Goldsworthy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFOLChNOak
He’s an artist who creates ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature… Very inspiring!
Cindy Pestka said:
Just about any TED talk is great, even if it’s a topic I don’t think I’m really interested in. You can select by broad category, too. I always feel good about myself after listening to a TED talk…like eating broccoli!
Carla, here’s quick one (promoting art) when you only have about 1.5 minutes to spare!
I see the bear. I pictured a polar bear before I read your blog. Having trouble with the little owl though. Hope you do the sketch so we can see.
Watch Mary Heilmann on Youtube,her Studio Tour, I Think, you’ll enjoy….
I’m glad your trip and visit went well. I see the bear but can’t spot the owl 🙂
I don’t have any cool links to share, at the moment I’m reading articles on introversion … I only discovered about a year ago. You may laugh but I never made the connection and/or bother to learn more about it. Now I wish I had known all this much earlier in my life, would have made many things much easier … anyway, no use pondering too much. Concerning crafting I’m watching vids on gelli printing and making notebooks 🙂
All the best to you, Suzanne
Thank you for sharing your habit. Sounds like a good and needful one to me, now I feel so less inspired.
In this post http://www.astridlankveldlageschaar.nl/blogs/blog1.php/drawing-is-fun I wrote about your book, I included also a lovely video.
And wish you a lot of strength. Life is beautiful, but not easy.
Okay the kids and I found the giraffe video really funny. You just have to love that some animators were sitting around and sound “hey, let’s make a video about high-diving giraffes!”
I’ve been enjoying poetry by Billy Collins and he has a ted talk with five of his poems animated..
I am glad that even though the trip was a trip to say “good bye”, you were able to see what wonderful people, places and things you have in your life.
I definitely see the bear, but I can look at the bird and see two. I believe I see your owl, but then I see the head of a seagull looking down at his webbed foot, the body is not completely shown.
Have a wonderful weekend!