Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mackintosh study

My Retreat is over and, as usual, it was a time of renewal. For me, the days were not as productive as I would have hoped. My aching neck controlled my activities. I'm going to a physical therapist about that this week. Anyway, someone had brought a book about work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1868-1928. His style was similar to Frank Lloyd Wright's. You might check it out at www.crmsociety.com. Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and watercolourist. The above piece was my copy of one of his botanical drawings.

Yes, the ATC's were well received and I, in turn, received a variety of keepsakes, from bookmarks to a small hand made book, pens, and origami. The final treat is to see the wall on the last morning where people post the work they have created over the time at Santa Sabina. Maybe I'll post a couple of pictures after I download them.

10 comments:

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful opportunity to go on that retreat! Your flower painting is very elegant - I like its spareness a lot. nancy

donna said...

I agree with Nancy, it is elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

I had to hurry right over when I saw your post, I love Mackintosh and your drawing is wonderful!

phthaloblu said...

Such a pretty little sketch.

Alex said...

An inspiring piece that stimulates the mind and triggers a lot of thinking and questions. :) Awesome!

Roadchick said...

I love this - I love how spare and sparse it is. It really lets you see the elegance of the lines. Beautiful!

Ramona Davidson said...

Beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing it.

春天來嚕 said...

may the blessing be with you.........................................

ffyrebird.com said...

Wonderful sketch- elegant, clean lines.

raena said...

Elegant is the perfect word for it!