Thursday, February 16, 2006

Illustration Friday: Simple

The word "simple" made me think of sumi-e, Japanese painting. Sumi-e is a philosophical art style. The paintings are often monochromatic with simple, very thoughtful, and philosophical design. Balance is always important. Here, I tried to imitate the sumi-e styles by painting an "ayame" or Iris. The poorly written Kanji says, "hana" (flower -- my signature) and below in red “ayame.”

Monday, February 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by soulofarose.

This is one image I completed for my Graphics class. The assignment was to pick one of seven words and create an image to communicate that word (in this case, purity). I am surprisingly happy with how this came out. Also, I am very proud I managed to navigate myself around the Mac computer! Another image coming soon...

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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Loon

Floating on the sea
The light reflects
The moon,
Mirroring brilliance,
And dancing on the waves.
The gentle song of the water,
Sings of time forsaken
And dreams of tomorrow.
Hopefully waiting,
The loon sleeps.

Dawn awakes,
And with the sun, the loon stirs.
The water murmurs lauds,
Rippling, rising, rolling.
The sky invites the loon to ascend,
Duc in altum.
Into the deep clouds, she soars.
Delighting in the speed.

On the wings of the wind,
The loon sings a hymn
Of the unutterable stillness of the heart:
The silent song.
Too powerful, too passionate for words,
A love song for a Savior.