Word Art…

More from Lessons in the Raw Art Journalling Class/Workshop from Quinn MacDonald. I chose to draw/illustrate “empty” and “shallow” this morning. It was such a strong urge, I had the images of both words in my mind, so I got them drawn straight into the Fabriano journal, where most of my faces are born. I roughed them out and went ahead and posted them to the RAJ gallery.

I’ve had a little time since breakfast to work them a bit more:

Nick and Team ROW are coming back to the UK today, hopefully crossing from France before the high winds really hit hard and prevent the ferry sailings. They’ll stay in Dover overnight to rest and then head home tomorow. Yay! I shall once again be whole… 😉

I do realise that given the date today and the significance to those who suffered losses on this day in 2001, my hope and happiness may seem shallow in comparison, but I have just read a really moving post by Quinn which is so profound. I’m sharing it all over and you can read it HERE.

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  1. Thanks for the kind link. We all use art to express ourselves, and your art today is a tribute to your own creative work. I love the way the water seems to bounce around Shallow. It made me smile to see you interpret it so well!

  2. b4ustamp

     /  September 11, 2011

    This is a post I left for Quinn, thought I would share it here and say to you Tim….Thank you for sharing your perspective, your art and opening up with us. You do matter…God Bless you.

    I knew when I signed up for the RAW, that you were my kind of person. I am so honored to have someone like you, not only an artisit, a coach, but a human being. I really like what you have posted here and am deeply touched. I was not at either one of the sites, nor did I have a friend or loved one lossed buy it, but I will admit I was glued to the TV and cried over all that has happened. I still cry to this day when it all is brought up, the stories that are relived, the scenes that are replayed. I know we will never forget, but I think it wouldn’t hurt for us to ask ourselves for a minute or moment, is what I am doing at this precise moment, too important to just stop and turn to someone, a stranger, a person in uniform, and say to them…”you do matter, God Bless you”. So to all reading, esepcially you..Quinn, thank you for your time, your perspective, YOU do matter and God Bless You. Have a great day and TFS.


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