So-Cal

Last weekend I was lucky enough to find myself teaching a workshop and giving a lecture on reportage at the Sketchkon, hosted by Sketchbook Skool, and taking place in sunny Pasadena, California. What a great group of people, and a fun experience. Managed to get over to Venice Beach for one afternoon with friends Margo, […]

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memory lane 2

Here’s a another drawing from college. First we made a sculpture portrait from the model, which I also still have, and then we made a drawing exploring all the angles of the sculpture. I chose to pay homage to the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Ink and chalk on watercolor paper. ~Despina

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Roman Wabi-Sabi

Wabi–sabi (侘寂 ) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. (from Wikipedia) Yes, I found Japanese wabi-sabi at the Roman Colosseum. Beautiful textures crumbling down one into the other, on a […]

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Koi

The Koi fish is not only beautiful but it is a symbol of ambition and perseverance for its ability to swim against the current and even travel upstream. Koi are also viewed as having a radical, ‘non-conforming’ life force. The Koi is quite the role model for the independent thinker. ©Greg Betza 2014

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