Monday, December 21, 2009

Best wishes

All the very best wishes for the Holiday Season and special good wishes for us all in 2010 ! Cheers :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bridges and Ducks - Jose's Book

Mixed media - Pencil ,Pen and collage from an old digitalized book.
Dear friends
I live in São Paulo, the largest south American city, but I'm from Porto Alegre, the (little) capital city of Rio Grande do Sul state.
Every year with spring beginning we can see the ducks arriving from the north and passing over Guaiba lake going to "Lagoa dos Patos" - something like "Ducks Lagoon" - an other hundred of small lakes in the south of Rio Grande do Sul, Uruguay and Argentina.
One week after Marty show his "ducks entry" here in the blog I visit Porto Alegre for a job and by coincidence I saw the ducks coming and took a photo. (see the line on the picture beside)
That's why I decide to draw my two beloved cities using two important bridges to represent her.
To represent São Paulo I draw the modern Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge - aka "Ponte Estaiada"  (1km from home)
To represent Porto Alegre I draw the old Guaiba's bridge, a traditional Porto Alegre post card.
To Moly X, ducks and bridges natural barriers or geopolitcal borders don't represent a problem :-)
Sorry for the late and the simple work, I use only what I have available in my office desk.
Thank you all for your stunned art.

My Heroes

Excused the delay:) here my contribution to the moly of Joyce.