Recent Drawings – 3 From July 2014

After taking a long break from drawing I decided to return to working on ink and colored pencil drawings during the first week of July.

Here are three of them, based (loosely) on the flower of life and other sacred themes… the reoccurring theme of the World Tree also found it’s way into this group of drawings.

I’m thinking about doing variations of these drawings as painting on canvas later this year.



Ouroboros and The Flower of Life
8.5″ x 11″
ink and colored pencils on paper


When The World Tree Blossoms
8.5″ x 11″
ink and colored pencils on paper


Dog Days
8.5″ x 11
ink and colored pencils on paper

FYI – dog days begin when Sirius rises with the sun and marks the point when the Nile would begin it’s annual flooding.

This year the dog days began on July 3 and ended on August 11…

Gemini with Canis Major and Canis Minor

Gemini with Canis Major and Canis Minor

Walking my dogs through the Heavens…

Every day I walk my two dogs, Moseley and Suki around the neighborhood – several times.

A while ago I came across a Star Chart from yesteryear (really old, that is) with drawings of the constellations, including Canis Major and Canis Minor, which looked a lot like my Moseley and Suki.

I scanned the drawings and then enhanced them a bit (added a little ink) and placed them on a modern star map to give you an idea of where we are in the Heavens when we walk around.

From top left to bottom right…

Gemini – that’s my constellation… born on June 18th.

Canis Minor – Suki the wonder pup! She’s part Rat Terrier and part Cairn Terrier… we got her second so that makes her number two.

Canis Major – Moseley the super dog! He’s part Jack Russell Terrier and something else. He’s like a super-sized Jack Russell – I call him my Lamb Hound. He likes to sit back on his hind legs and wave his front paws like in the picture above.

Not shown on this chart, but in the same bit of Heaven is Leo, which is Tania’s constellation – she’s born August 1st… funny that we all should live in the same house here, and in the Heavens.

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the first day of Winter, which officially began at 17:47 UTC – or 11:47 am our local time in Long Beach –  just thought I’d make a note of that…