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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!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Journey

“I haven't a clue as to how my story will end. But that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don't conclude the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?”

A daily practice of sketching and painting gives you a chance to exercise the big three P's - practice, practice, practice!

Magaliesburg Farm Road - watercolour in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook
8.5" x 5" - Maree©

A farm road in our area passing through Spring Farm, which we often use as a short-cut to get to Magaliesburg (Gauteng, South Africa). I did a quick ink sketch in my Moleskine Watercolour Sketch-book and completed the colour when we got home.


  1. You bring back so many memories of my trips up to that part of the world! Lovely painting. And to answer your question, we've had (what feels like) very little rain although the dams are full. I think we're in for more, but at least it's starting to warm up a bit!

  2. Lovely work, Maree. The freshness of your watercolours give them a magical aura! You have probably noticed on Rb that my w/c paintings from the ninetees were sometimes too sweet and sentimental in its cleanliness? Yet I prefer 'fast and clean' above all the 'layering and lifting' one sees.You are building up a nice travelogue here!

  3. Time for you to visit Liz! Thank you for your lovely comment!

  4. Thank you Marie! I prefer not too lift too much, it gives it almost a Gauche-like appearance and I only do layering with transparent colours. I've got all my "travelogue" sketches in one place, so a book is pending! lol


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