Friday, 26 February 2010

Sketches and....A WEDDING DATE!!!

This is a sketch I did in my Nature and Animal journal of the injured crow we rescued on February 8th.


Watercolour, Pigma pen and coloured pencil in A4 sketchbook

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A quick sketch (below) in my Every Day Matters journal. Task #29 was to Draw something architectural. I had the opportunity last weekend to take some photos of a Buddhist Temple and Pagoda so used the Pagoda as my subject.


Pigma pen and coloured pencil in A5 sketchbook


Last Sunday, Michelle, Alex, Aaron and I went for a drive to check out a park that will be the setting for Michelle's and Alex's wedding ceremony....YES....you read right! A date has been set for their special day - October 2nd - which is during our Spring season. Excitement rules!

Just down the road from the park is a magnificent Buddhist temple so we went to check it out. The Chung Tian Buddhist temple lies inside this complex but, understandably, photographs were not allowed past these walls.




The gardens were beautifully manicured and landscaped






The statue below was one of two on each side of the entrance to the magnificent Pagoda.




.....and the Pagoda (below).....

It was huge and was quite impressive with its bright colours against the bushland backdrop.




I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful week. It's been raining on and off here but there have still been some hot and humid days to deal with regardless. I'm quite excited because Reece arrives home from Thailand tomorrow!!!! YAY! He has been keeping in touch by email which has been great. Hopefully, he has taken lots of pics for me to show you all.

~ Have a wonderful weekend ~

Love, light and peace

34 comments:

  1. Serena, your drawings are amazing! I wish i could draw like that!!
    Congratulations on the date being set for the wedding. That temple looks gorgoeus, the pictures will be alot of fun to take there!

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  2. An overflowing amount of congratulations!!! so happy for all of you.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  3. An overflowing amount of congratulations!!! so happy for all of you.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  4. thats great a date has been set! :D
    hopefully the crow makes a full recovery. love the garden pictures, such a calm looking place :) your sketches are really nice, can really get a good sense of size with your drawing of the Pagoda :)

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  5. Dear Serena

    I have to blend out words such as fascinating, mesmerizing, stunning and enchanting as well just to describe your blog.
    Congratulations.
    I would be honored not only with a single visit but also with the possibility of having your name on our friend's group.

    http://www.llealenglishcourse.blogspot.com

    Regards

    LLEAL

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  6. Congratulations to Michelle and Alex. hope all the preparations go well

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  7. What Happy News! and a lovely spot for a wedding (:

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  8. Your sketchbook art just blows me away! You are so talented. The pagoda looks just like the photograph. All the photos are beautiful and I can just feel the serenity and calmness of the temple.

    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding for Michelle and Alex!!

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  9. I just have to say that you are an amazing artist! I am always in awe of your drawings.

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  10. Serena I never cease to be amazed at your beautiful sketches. You really captured the injured crow's expression in his eyes. I do believe birds and animals can express their feeling through their eyes even though they might not be able to do so with face or verbally.

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  11. I know I sound like a broken record, but you truly are an amazing artist. I envy your expansive talents!

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  12. wow, love love those sketches and yeah for Michelle!! And....I hope Reece got lots of photos you can share of Thailand.

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  13. WOW! The date is set! How exciting! Happiness abounds! Congrats to them!

    Loved your sketches. I think you captured both the dead crow and the pagoda. :) What a lovely place. I enjoy your pictures so much.

    I look forward to any pictures of the trip, too. :)

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  14. Hi Serena,
    Oh wow, I can hear the excitement in your voice about Michelle's and Alex's wedding.
    Hey, I won't forget that date, its the day before my birthday.
    Your photo's are fantastic and your drawings also, so many fine details.
    Well done and Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  15. Hi Serena,
    PS: I love the temple and its gardens. Oh, to have a garden like that!!!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  16. Beautiful beautiful art Serena and congratulations on the spring wedding date. Life is good.

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  17. OOh the crow drawing is fantastic as is the temple one. That place is so beautiful....

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  18. Ohhh congrats! Such exciting news. BTW...your sketches are amazing! WOW!

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  19. Hi Mum,

    Great post! I love the sketches you've done and the photos are also very nice as well!

    Love Brad!
    xoxox

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  20. hi! your sketches are perfect as always!!!!!

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  21. I'm so glad you rescued the poor crow. Good for you! It is amazing to me how well you can draw. Thank you for sharing your work through these photos.

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  22. |Congratulations to you and your family on Michelle and Alex's upcoming wedding date ...this is so exciting!

    I too LOVE your sketches...you are so very, very talented. They will someday be a wonderful legacy to leave for your children and grandchildren.

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  23. |Congratulations to you and your family on Michelle and Alex's upcoming wedding date ...this is so exciting!

    I too LOVE your sketches...you are so very, very talented. They will someday be a wonderful legacy to leave for your children and grandchildren.

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  24. Serena,

    First, Congratulations to Michelle and Alex on their upcoming nuptials. I can imagine your joy for them. A big hug to them from me. :)
    I have similar news too. My youngest is getting married next March. :)
    Your drawing are gorgeous and the pictures of the park beautiful. I want a Buddist landscape like that one here.

    Hugs to all

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  25. Well done with that building sketch,,fabulous!
    Congrats on the date ;)

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  26. Congratulations to Michelle and Alex! How exciting! Enjoy the process. :)

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  27. how exciting! a wedding :)

    your sketches are brilliant. the journal must be gorgeous to sit and browse through. what a fantastic diary of your days for your [grand]children to look through :)

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  28. [ps - thanks so much Serena, for the love and support over the past few days. I have been a little slack visiting blogs and am trying to catch up.. just want to tell you that I do appreciate the supportive comments xo]

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  29. I love this post! great drawings, fantastic news (congratulations to the mother of the bride!) and gorgeous photos. Have a great week Serena!

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  30. Oh my Serena! Congrats to the young couple! What a heavenly setting for the happy occasion! You must all be on Cloud 9 Buddha Lane! :)

    I adore your drawings Serena. I am in true awe of your artistic talents!

    Thank you so much for your support and caring. I appreciate you very very much :)

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  31. Wow! That's so exciting Serena!!! I'll be looking forward to seeing and hearing all about it ... October will be here before we know it :-D
    That is a beautiful spot for the wedding! Sounds like you'll be having a great week with Reece coming home as well :-)
    Take care my friend,
    Maria

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  32. As always, thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and congratulations for Michelle and Alex. I will be sure to pass it on. xo

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  33. Such exciting news! They will be married the day after my husband and my wedding date (Oct. 1). The Buddhist Temple is gorgeous!!!

    Beautiful drawings, as usual, Serena!!!

    I know you are excited about Reese getting back! It will be fun to hear all the stories and see all of the photos!!!

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  34. Wow, a WEDDING! CONGRATS, how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These pictures are marvellous!

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