Monday, November 24, 2014

Standing there on freedom's shore 
... it's time to live in the scattered sun 

Waiting for the sun.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Die Slowly" by Pablo Neruda
He who does not travel, 
                                               who does not read,who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself, dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck,
about the rain that never stops, dies slowly.

He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the colour of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones rather than a bundle of emotions,
the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings, dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives, die slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it,
who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know,
he or she who don’t reply when they are asked something they do know, die slowly.

Let’s try and avoid death in small doses,
always reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort by far
greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Waiting for the Sun" new series in development

"Waiting for the Sun I & II"
Studies - oil on pape

"Waiting for the Sun I"
Study oil on paper

"Waiting for the Sun II" 
Study oil on paper

"Waiting for the Sun II"

"Waiting for the Sun II" 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Montegrappa Newsletter


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hand painted pen - "Fiori dell'oriente"

 "Fiori dell'oriente" / "Flowers of the Orient"