Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Lively painting of a garden from ATAK's book "der Garten"

At 5pm today, artist ATAK is introducing his new book, Der Garten, 32 pages of his paintings about the garden. “The garden breathes time and time breathes as a garden. I go to the garden in the evenings to breathe,” he says.


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Shiny apple-green van door with hand-painted cactus picture

A prickly little hand-painted cactus, its spines sticking out like sparkles, graces a V3 Volkswagen van often parked near my studio. Shiny and apple green, clearly maintained with love, the van makes me want to go a-wandering down country roads on a slow, meandering road trip. This small urban plant on the passenger-side door, hinting at desert driving adventures, just makes it all the more evocative.

Seen any plants decorating your neighborhood vehicles lately?

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Sign in garden reading "Freilandlabor Britz e.V." with illustration of a friendly fox.

Is the clever, bespectacled fox on this Britzer Garten sign a depiction of the same fox we saw taking a stroll? And why are foxes considered to be so clever?

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Artist's worktable with thistles, sketch of thistles, watercolors and pencil

Spring on Spain’s Costa de la Luz (the Atlantic part of the coastline) is an explosion of wildflower blossoms, from red poppies and yellow-and-white daisies to purple thistles and blue borage. I plucked a few while staying in the dusty little village of El Palmar to study more closely.

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