Thursday, January 23, 2020

magic and memory

I have a lot of sketches and paintings in my backlog of sketchbooks from our long vacation trip to Ireland. This is now a magical memory because we traveled in 2018. Where did the time go? I have meant to scan all these and get them on my sketch blog all of last year.
Ireland was magical, I often felt that the fairy stories from my favorite books were just about to come to life. Beauty was all around us, delights and views large and small created a dreamlike series of days.
Memories of music and dance, museums, churches, pubs and narrow cobbled streets came home with me in these sketchbooks.

Sketch and paint everywhere and the life you lived and saw will last long.

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”
– J.K. Rowling 
(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)