Be Amazed

be amazed

Mary Oliver is one of my favourite poets.  She writes eloquently and beautifully and with a reverence for nature and spirit.  The verses included in this  journal spread are taken from her poem “The Sun“.  The scan isn’t great – the paint is actually much, much brighter – but I think it conveys the spirit in which it was created.  “Be amazed!”   Take time to pay close attention to the world and you can’t help but be amazed.  But how often do we take the time to be amazed?

In the words of the Buddha: “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

Which brings me neatly on to our sketches for this week’s Sketch Tuesday assignment, which is to sketch your very best blossom. Here’s my rather plain bloom:

bloom - v

Waif’s Morning Glory flowers:

bloom - r

Gman’s flower border:

bloom -  g

After stating that drawing flowers wasn’t really “his cup of tea”, Gman then went on to do another flower drawing, and rather lovely it is too!:

bloom -  g dark

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6 thoughts on “Be Amazed

  1. Andria says:

    What a gorgeous poem! Great flower drawings, too…all of you!

  2. Allie says:

    I LOVE that poem!!!! Especially the bit about the rumpled sea….beautiful pages, girl. Your boys are uber-talented!!!

  3. rossmountney says:

    Hiya, I just wanted to let you know I did a post about the Versatile Blogger Award and nominated you!

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