Quest: /kwest/ a long or arduous search for something. Late Middle English from Old French queste (noun). – OED
I wouldn’t call it an arduous search, particularly. But my quest to find my artistic style (or voice?) has certainly been a long one. Life-long, in fact.
These days I’m exploring sketchbooking through on-line classes. The idea is to develop a daily creative practice. I can’t quite say that I’ve made it a daily activity (yet) but I’ve learned such a lot through this format. If you try it (and I’d recommend it to any one), beware – it’s addictive!
This evening I followed instructor Liz Steel’s demonstration on drawing a tea cup. I couldn’t resist giving it a go myself. And whoosh! An hour and a half slipped by, just like that!
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the centre” – Kurt Vonnegut
Peering over the edge of a wing for a quick glance at Manhattan. July 2016.
The edge of the roof on St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Some of you may remember that this lovely lady suffered a devastating fire onHallowe’en night, 2001. This site has been a place of worship ever since the Town of Lunenburg was settled in 1753. It would have been an easy decision to tear down what remained, and build a spanking new church in its place. So, it is a great credit to the community (of the church, the town, the province and the country) that the decision was taken to do the right thing – not the easy thing. Instead, a massive and completely sympathetic restoration was undertaken and completed in 2005.
And here she stands. Lovely on a foggy September evening.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton
One of the beautiful buildings surrounding Harvard Yard is reflected in a window of the Harvard Memorial Church. The church stands at one end of the Yard, opposite the Widener Library – to dramatic effect.
Photos were taken in 2014 as I wandered the grounds. I felt smarter just standing there! And looking at these photos makes me feel it’s time for another visit.
WPC – Mirror
The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind. – E. B. White
This doorway frames in invitation to enter into this peaceful garden room and recharge. It belongs to the bright, new star of the vibrant Lunenburg coffee shop scene: No 9, Montegue Street.