New from the Sketchbook

sketchbook flower transendance

start, pen to paper
lines, curves, shadow, light, silence
the unexpected

Putting pen to paper turns into a continuous flow of black marks that manifest themselves into a flower. The flower has always existed. It’s now being brought into the physical world within my sketchbook.

Keeping a sketchbook is a true art form. There are artists who write notations next to their sketches and others one sketch per page, some work in B/W, some color. Sometimes sketches look like completed illustrations.  What’s your style?

The Art of the Sketchbook, Artists and the Creative Diary

The Art of the Sketchbook: Artists and the Creative Diary is a book that celebrates this art and opens the pages of thirty-five sketchbooks, sharing with us interviews and sketches in their raw form and how they can lead to a larger body of work.

Next time you happen to visit Brooklyn NY, visit the Brooklyn Library’s Sketchbook Project. There are tens of thousands of sketchbooks currently in the collection, created by artists from around the world.

Here’s a selection of recent sketchbook drawings.

Flower sketch #17  Flower sketch #45  Flower sketch #41  Flower sketch #38  Flower sketch #46  Flower sketch #16



The Story of a Flower – Part Four

The Story of a Flower - color drawing of branch flowers

…from Seed to Blossom

Part One
Part Two

Part Three

The Story of a Flower - landscape drawing  The Story of a Flower - branch flower and bud sketches

The Flower
The tree branches arch and sway outward from the main trunk. Each branch is covered with vine-like spiraling buds and blossoms that self-reproduce. When a flower reaches a point where it’s ready to drop from the tree and return to the earth, a new bud begins to sprout in the same spot. Some flowers fall into the pod-like cups and float in the sweet liquid nectar. The floating flowers then become edible and are eaten by those who visit the tree. Truly a transcendent experience.

The flowers are known to be among the highest frequencies on earth. They release a soft, luscious scent that reaches far beyond the hill where it lives, attracting soulful beings who come in awe of the beauty of the tree. When inhaling the scent it brings nourishment and coherence to the whole system of who or whatever is taking it in.
color blossom

With aquamarines, sky blues, magentas and pinks, golden delight yellows to brilliant greens/purple combos, the flowers silky petals and velvety leaves all come together to shape the buds and blossoms.   

The Essence
The energy and expansion of this flowering tree, from seed to blossom, is exquisitely extraordinary. The magnificence from the heart center out to the flowering branches, pod-like cups and night sky stars embody and share in the infinite source energy with all.
The Story of a Flower - Flower Painting

The essence for the flowering tree is called e-turn-l-rae-d-aunce.

So now you know the story of the flowering tree that came to be, from the seeds’ conception through to full bloom. The essence has and still is, supporting me on my life journey here on earth in coherence with the seeds’ original blueprint and flowers’ essence.

Thank you for following the four-part story, The Story of a Flower.
With gratitude, for you the gift of a poem.

pre-seed, post-seed,
in between now seed

we grow, we become,
transcend as light seed

sovereign being, light being,
human being joy seed

we are here, light and love,
harmonious we seed


Take a closer look

Young curly haired boy studying flower looking through magnifier lying on green grass.

…at the world around you

Right now, what in your world inspires you to take a closer look? Maybe it’s the words in a blog your writing, the vegetables your cleaning for a meal, the autumn leaves that surround you on a walk. For a child, discovery happens in the moment, there is no past or future. It’s what’s right in front of you in the now. Imagine what’s going through the child’s mind as he views the flower through a magnifying glass. What do you think he sees?

Artist, Rob Kesseler, took taking a closer look at the natural world around him to the next level using photography and phytopia. Phytopia reveals a hidden world lying beyond the scope of the human eye. Through his art, he brings a new perspective to nature’s design for the viewer. It’s beauty, color, texture, brilliant and exquisite design. He shares he microscopic world of seeds in his book in Seeds, Time Capsules of Life. Visit Art the Science blog where Rob shares in an interview what inspires him and the materials he uses to create his artwork.

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 10.29.06 AM  Rob Kesseler Seeds

Rob Kesseler Seeds  Rob Kesseler Seeds

Imagine this beauty all around us every day even though we are not seeing it with the human eye. It’s there. Wow!


Featured Image: Max-Kegfire