Sketchbook Saturday Week #5: The View

Tammie Painter featured an intriguing prompt that I could not resist. I was inspired with the following words on some possibilities of subject matter; …to be creative with “a view that’s stuck in your head from a vacation or other life event. If you want to get more metaphysical, why not try to draw the view that floats in your mind while you meditate or an image from a vivid dream.”

When it comes to dreams

My heart has always wondered

If I can go back


*My creative effort has to do with a dream of one day getting back to the Rockies. I drew the mountains inside my eye, where they will always remain in their majestic beauty. The image is more stylized than realistic.

  • Mixed media: pencil, pencil crayons and fine liner black ink (that started to run out as I worked).

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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34 Responses to Sketchbook Saturday Week #5: The View

  1. Wow! So talented, the drawing and the haiku. I love the way the two sentences work.

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful, Olga. The Rockies are pretty spectacular. I am fortunate to be part of them.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Mary. Yes, you are a fortunate soul to have them in your own backyard. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Vancouver three times in my younger days, but the cash flow was always tight and never got to experience all of the possibilities. I do know Stanley Park very well. Ha!ha!


  3. painterwrite says:

    Oh my, Olga, that is gorgeous! I was hoping someone would go the dream/vision route with this prompt. Great job!

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful art Olga, if we could go back in time and places…

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  5. Trisha says:

    I love this! Beautiful art! There are some places my heart would like to go back to too.

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  6. Yes, I like this idea…although some dreams are just so weird…

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  7. Suzanne says:

    How wonderful. Your art has an abstract dreamlike quality that is echoed in your poem.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Suzanne. Love how you described my art piece. That’s the way I saw it also, as abstract and dreamlike.

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      • Suzanne says:

        I’ve been thinking about it on and off since I looked at it. It really inspires me to get back to drawing but as yet I am still to put pen to paper – the digital world has me in thrall.

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        • Olga says:

          When I saw the posting, I already had a basic sketch that had been sitting for awhile. Just had to develop it a bit concerning my theme. I know the digital world can take one away from drawing. I was glad to get back. Gave me a sense of who I use to be!

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  8. leannenz says:

    Such a lovely post. I have used it as inspiration for scheduled Post #133 on “You Inspire Me” I have linked it back to you so hope you enjoy it when it comes up on March 10th!

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  9. oneta hayes says:

    What a novel way to present your memories of the Rockies. I’m impressed. Like it much.

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  10. Neat and creative sketch ! A view of the mountains inside the eye 🙂

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  11. hooklineandinkwell says:

    It;s the most wonderful thing about dreams we remember, we can revisit them when ever we want in the minds eye. Another great haiku and image – so creative.

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  12. ChristineR says:

    Awesome drawing, Olga. The colours are perfect for a dream vision and using the eye was inspirational.

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  13. mel says:

    Until recently when you found old dreams but made new ones as well 🙂

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