Friday, May 6, 2011

From Beginner to Ancient


So here in Florida, turtle nesting season is upon us. Ancient turtles, swimming vast distances, will leave the ocean for one night. They'll build their nests, release their eggs, and then leave as mysteriously as they arrived. The little ones will have to fend for themselves when their time comes. Just below the surface of our lives, we too shift and churn in mysterious ways, somehow guided within a wise framework of connections, epiphanies, and inner simplicity and trust that there is something far greater going on.
This 12 by 12 linocut was carved just a few hundred yards from the ocean. May the blessings of the ancients be with us as we continue on our course. Have a great week!

13 comments:

dosankodebbie said...

Fabulous design and detail!

studio lolo said...

fantastic in every way! I just ♥ed your Etsy shop and added you to my circle :)

mindfuldrawing.com said...

Your design has a lot of swirl. Well done!
Wishing the baby turtles in your area all the best.

INDIGENE said...

I love the intricate line work and amazing design...Wowee! :)

Tammie said...

this is gorgeous and how wonderful that you carved it on sight. nature is amazing... all the stages and precarious steps to live a life.

pretty day said...

Hi Nicola,
This image is so calming-- which I need right now! I love how it connects us to something greater than ourselves. It's really beautiful!
all the best, Vivian

Linda Hensley said...

Beautiful!

Sarah Melling said...

This is so beautiful, and I love that you actually do these by hand instead of digitally. I'm interested in watching the process...I'll have to see if you have any step-by-step posts about it. If not, you might consider it!

Naomi said...

Amazing! great work.

Cally said...

Great subject and beautifully made!

dosankodebbie said...

Nicola, The sweet comment you left on my Etegami blog disappeared during the Blogger maintenance troubles yesterday. So sorry! :(

Nicky Linzey said...

How you've captured the flow of life here Nicola. Wonderful - those turtles certainly work hard.

justdoodleit said...

All that churning is only a process of separation...like that of butter from milk...lovely turtles!