Sunflower

“One of my best paintings: Clarissa among the sunflowers. She got a red flower stuck in her dark hair, and she’s smiling. Behind her, the yellow discs against the metallic blue background, intense and smooth. This is the sunflower’s glorious minute. Because tomorrow they will be crushed, and will walk in the world in the form of oil and forage.” (Saga, Érico Veríssimo, my translation) This was the inspiration behind the...

The Year of The Monkey

Happy (late) Chinese New Year! As always, I made an illustration to celebrate. This year is the red fire monkey. I never drew a monkey before. Started this in January, thinking ahead to make it on time. But I was stuck, and left the sketch laying for weeks… and I finished today. My inspiration for the “fire” monkey was the “Mico-leão-dourado”, a native species of my country. They’re beautiful monkeys,...

Macrame: Dream catcher

Joined another Challenge this year: Creative Challenge. This month (15 jan/15 feb) is Macrame. I made dream catchers for the first time. Actually, I made four, but this was the best. I’ll snap a picture of the other three. I made them a while ago in january, but almost forgot to post, ops. Fixing this before my classes start! (it’s actually my last day of vacations)     Entrei em...

Lotus Mandala

Once again, I joined Creative Every Day Challenge. It’s my third year in a roll. (only changed Steh R for Stephanie R.) The theme is Art for Healing. I made another mandala earlier this year, with oil pastels (I missed using them…). But I was not satisfied, and made another mandala, this lotus like mandala. Today. Yes. A bit of procrastination? I think mandalas are great for drawing (and for...