In the midst of the chaos

In the midst of the chaos

In the midst of the chaos the creativity continues. These geometric watercolors are becoming a centering meditative practice for me. Exploring pattern giving rise to form and color. Establishing a little order in a corner of my mind as I listen and integrate to what’s going on around me. Deepening my ability to identify the connections. Creating a mental place from which to move back out and engage from a peaceful center of clarity.

Return the well. Share the refreshment. Rinse. Repeat.
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Building out another geometric design.

Building out another geometric design.

Building out another geometric design. As usual I’m starting with a flower of life pattern underlay. From that comes metatron’s cube from which all geometries can be constructed. The intersecting triangles which form the Star of David pattern contain the basic four alchemical symbols for the elements and are also the divine intersection of masculine and feminine. The compass and ruler working together are also a marriage of the masculine and feminine energies. If the parallel angled lines of the star are extended out we get the letter “X”. If we contain the edges of the circles into concentric circles within, we get the letter “O”. These letters are also commonly associated with love and sex. Perhaps this is why?

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Third post in this current series of my sketches of Spain.

Third post in this current series of my sketches of Spain.

Third post in this current series of my sketches of Spain. This one is of children playing in the plaza in Astorga.

You can’t travel there IRL now but you can through the power of art. The children played in the square while we enjoyed café con leche and riscuros with my in laws and new friends Bertrand and Basia. The later own and live in a delightful creative retreat center @floresdelcamino_retreats along the Camino in the neighboring village of Castrillo de Los Polvarez.
That village is preserved in the old 16th century style including the stone road you are not allowed to drive in on unless you live there. $40 for an 11×17 unframed, hand signed print, plus $15 to ship it anywhere in the US. Free local contactless delivery in the 828.

Message me if you want one. Other sizes availible, just ask.

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Spain Sketch Print: Jardin de La Sinagoga in Astorga, Spain

Spain Sketch Print: Jardin de La Sinagoga in Astorga, Spain

This print of my sketch of the Jardin de La Sinagoga in Astorga, Spain is about to go to its new home.

You can’t travel there now IRL but you can through the power of art. This park sits atop a wall that surround the city of Astorga, built by the Roman’s in 14 BC. The city was a primary outpost militarily, as repository for the gold mining operation and one of the first Bishops of the Roman catholic church. It is one of the cities through which one pases if they are a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago.

The light there is different from here. The sky remains a lavender color for a much longer duration than we have here in Asheville and the sunsets such as the one from this moment are much more golden. $40 for an 11×17 unframed, hand signed print, plus $15 to ship it anywhere in the US. Free local contactless delivery in the 828.

Message me if you want one. Other sizes availible, just ask.

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Spain Sketch Print: Saint Isadora’s Basilica

Spain Sketch Print: Saint Isadora’s Basilica

This print of my sketch of St. Isadora’s Basilica in Leon, Spain is getting ready to go to its new home. You may not be able to go there IRL now but you can travel through the magic of art.

This Basilica contains many treasures of antiquity including a striking painted ceiling known as the Sistine chapel of Leon that was sacked by Napoleon. Up in the bell tower they have a little stone chalice claimed to be the holy grail. It has been traced as such by two seperate scholars as recently as 2011. $40 for an 11×17 unframed, hand signed print, plus $15 to ship it anywhere in the US. Free local contactless delivery in the 828.

DM if you want one. Other sizes availible, just ask.

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I think I’m calling this one done. About 6 hours

I think I’m calling this one done. About 6 hours

I think I’m calling this one done. About 6 hours.
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Progress

Progress

Progress…. #hornsbycreative #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #arte #instaart #illustration #artoftheday #illustratorsoninstagram #illustrationartists #postbeauty #creativity #creative #topcreator #draw #drawing #drawings #sketch #watercolour #geometry #sacredgeometry

This week as part of art class, my 7 year old daughter and I designed a logo for tacos together. 🌮

This week as part of art class, my 7 year old daughter and I designed a logo for tacos together. 🌮

This week as part of art class, my 7 year old daughter and I designed a logo for tacos together. 🌮. I wanted to show her how to develop an idea from a little rough scribble to something finished through iteration. 📝. So we started with a little post it sketch then I had her draw a big version of the taco and lettering. I had her do a second version of the lettering, putting down some guidelines first. 🔤. Then I broke out the tracing paper and used her taco and letters as the guide to draw something a little more polished. We talked about characterizing it by giving it a face. She wanted to add the speech bubble. 🎨. Then I showed her how to scan that in and use illustrator to vectorize it and add color layers. 🌈. Here is the finished version with my color pallet choices. She didn’t finish hers yet. 🤷‍♂️. We learned alot and had fun in the process.
👉 Swipe right for process pics.

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In the process of building out a pattern.

In the process of building out a pattern.

In the process of building out a pattern.

I could do it faster and more accurately in the computer. But something is lost in the process of that exchange for efficiency.

Doing it by hand I am actually working on something else deeper within. Something less tangible, less economical, with more subtlety of presence.

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Got a new pen for my tablet today.

Got a new pen for my tablet today.

Got a new pen for my tablet today. Also decided to give Adobe Fresco a try. I’ve been wanting to do some illustrated portraits so this one of @aniliaj was my test run to get a feel for the pen and software. Swipe right for time-lapse.

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