Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Murmuration of Starlings

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

I had to share this video, which was all over the web a few months ago, because I find it so beautiful and almost other-worldly at times. On Vimeo the description under the video reads: "A chance encounter and shared moment with one of the greatest and most fleeting phenomena." What is most compelling to me is first, that this video drew 4.5 million views during a two-week period, and second why that is. Clearly, this amazing natural wonder captivates and moves people. We should cherish the delicate balance of life on earth and what it provides.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sketchbook Project 2012

Happy New Year! The deadline for submitting my sketchbook to the Sketchbook Project is fast approaching! I've been working hard on it, but there is still a lot to come. My theme is Treehouse, so I've decided to focus on the tree itself and take a closer look at all parts of trees in general. I've mostly been working in pen & ink, but I've also done some watercolor (see the first photo) where I glued the watercolor paper into my book. I'm looking forward to having it all filled up soon! This has been such a fun project to take on. I've tried some different mediums that I don't normally work in and focusing on one theme has been a great challenge. I signed up to have my book scanned so you'll be able to see the whole thing digitally when it's done. You'll be able to see the scanned pages here and the physical book will be available at the Brooklyn Art Library!