Anything????Hi Sharlena. I am new to Tumblr. Any insights? Has it been working for you?
Hi Eric <3 Tumblr is my personal preference, although I do believe a blog has advantages over it, I’m not one to write much so this works best for me. There is so much visual inspiration here, it’s a very active community of sharing and re-posting via Tumblr and easily shared via other social media too :)
Sharlena Wood, a Canadian artist whose beautiful paintings have already been featured on this blog (here and here), did it again. Using a charcoal drawing technique she produced an outstanding portrait of a marine iguana by imaginatively reinterpreting one of my photos from the Galapagos Islands. This drawing is part of a series of portraits of endangered animals, which you should see in its entirety. And while there, look at Sharlena’s other art, you will not be disappointed.
“If they took away my paints I’d use pastels. If they took away my pastels I’d use crayons. If they took away my crayons I’d use pencils. If they stripped me naked and threw me in prison I’d spit on my finger and paint on the walls. ~ Pablo Picasso”—
“Compassion Hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. You can not turn away. Your destiny is bound to the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”—Andrew Boyd