Friday, July 24, 2009

#2 The North

Today's theme is the North. As in the very cold far North!

1. The Inuit

This is a drawing I did recently of an Inuit man. I drew it from the DK book Human, which is a wonderful book with anything and everything about humans and all of their various races. The perfect intro to an alien visiting Earth!


2. Polar Bears

Here is a beautiful watercolor of a polar bear from JenniferLaBellaArt on Etsy. Her shop is full of so many beautiful illustrations of the north and its lovely wildlife.

Some other lovely polar bears on Etsy


3. Arora Borealis

This interesting piece of art, by matechuk on Etsy, is a piece made of fabric cut and collaged together.


4. Snow

This is such an adorable and simple little illustration! The illustrator is holli, from Argentina, who's shop is just full of these beautiful and sometimes obscure little drawings. The title of the drawing is Nieve, which I thought at first was a misspelling of naive, but then I remembered that it was the Spanish word for snow!


5. Vespertine

One of my favorite albums of all time, Vespertine by Björk, gives voice to what my eyes are hearing when I look out on the first snowfall of the year. Taking a walk with mittens on and trudging through the snow to see the Sedona red rocks sprinkled with white is only made better with this album playing in my iPod.

Here are two tracks that stand out the most for me on the album. Frosti, a delicate and beautiful instrumental first, followed by Unison, a charming and melodic song that would warm anyone's heart in the cold.

Frosti - Björk
Unison - Björk


  1. Rita you continue to amaze me with your wise and wonderful beyond your years approach to a blog. I love all your choices here.. looking forward to more each day.
    love you!

  2. That snowman is just the cutest illustration! I could not agree more with your's hard to believe this fabulous, mature and thought provoking post was done by someone still so young :) I look forward to your future entries!

  3. Rita, This was so interesting and informative . I never heard of Bjork but I totally loved the first song Frosti. It was so soothing and cheerful as well. Great work! Love GrammaJoan

  4. Hi Rita,
    So much enjoyed seeing all these things and hearing the Bjork song Frosti--- beautiful music
    the art is lovely and your commentary is amazing
    Luv ya ,
    Grante Earline

  5. Hi Rita! I like to visit your Mom's site and found you. Your work is pure whimsy and lightens my heart. Keep up the good work!

  6. Far out..........I too, love polar bears!