Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sketchbook Project 2011: Below the Beard

Completed pages 8 & 9 of my Moleskine for the Sketchbook Project 2011  My theme is "Below the Surface".

Whenever I see men with long beards
I imagine they have little creatures
living below the surface.
Santa probably has tiny elves.
I gave my model, Walt Whitman
tiny little mice to keep him company
while he composes his verse. 


Alex said...

It is obvious that everything you create is done so with your heart. You are blessed with a great gift. I find your mice adorable. I love the little gray one near the bottom. It looks so comfortable and relaxed.

Laura said...

Aw, thanks so much! The little gray mouse at the bottom is my favorite part...he seemed so alive to me when I was painting him. :)

Lita said...

I am awed each and every time I see this! It's funny how you two favor the lower mouse and I prefer the middle. Just goes to show how art truly is subjective ☺

Laura said...'s very true that art is subjective! The middle mouse is very happy you like him. :)