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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Trees - Pencil Sketch for Tree Challenge

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Gustave Flaubert

"Old Bluegum Tree" - pencil sketch on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper - Maree©

Another entry for the Tree Challenge on Vivien's blog - An old Blue gum tree on our smallholding, ravaged by lightning and fire.



  1. ...what an interesting tree. It looks like it could come to life and has lots of stories to tell. Wonderful sketch.

  2. Thanks again. They are truly die hards, the Blue gums. But this one was struck by lighting and just didn't survive the last veldfire.

  3. Now that is a tree which character. Love the way it leans and the angles of the branches. Truly beautiful even if it is dying.
    Great drawing!

  4. Thank you Cheryl. I actually love to sketch and paint trees - the themes are endless and each one with it's own character.


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