Monday, December 03, 2007

EDM #147: Draw Something Made of Wood


Here is my drawing for the Everyday Matters Challenge #147, to draw something made of wood. I bought this carved wooden monk a long time ago at a monastery - I can't remember which monastery or even in which state. It may be from New Melleray Abbey in Iowa, or Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota, or Mount Angel Abbey here in Oregon.

Emma Pod


PS - Snakebite writes...maybe it's from Abbey Normal. And I think, what the heck is Abbey Normal??? So I do a Google search.

Abbey Normal is:
Who knew???

12 comments:

Felicity said...

I like the angle on this, very nice! I think it's funny we buy souvenirs of a place, presumably to remember it by and then forget where we bought it - I do that!

Anonymous said...

What a great soft, delicate painting of a lovely sculpture.
Shirley
http://www.paperandthreads.com

Tami said...

This came out beautifully! Even the painting has a sense of reverence to it. Nice job with the shading.

Teri C said...

Tami said it right, there is a sense of reverence to this piece. So nicely done.

Tina Anne Poulson said...

Really nice job! Very enigmatic.

Lynn said...

Very nice! I like the unusual angle of it.

Ann said...

Lovely drawing. You really captured the mood of the sculpture.

Snakebite said...

Maybe it's from Abbey Normal.

Emma Pod said...

Thanks for visiting everyone...always good to hear from you. And thanks for the Abbey Normal reference Snakebite! Now that you mention it, I've visited that Abbey many times!

Snakebite said...

I was hoping you'd pick up on the "Young Frankenstein" reference!

Serena said...

Wonderful drawing, Mary! :)

africantapestry said...

Lovely wooden carved piece! Very interesting all the abbey normal..?
Ronell