Friday, January 14, 2011

day 4 ~ make trees not war

"We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will 
replace the Love of Power. 
Then will our world know the blessings of peace."

~William Ewart Gladstone

happy weekend ~:)

music ~ The Youngbloods "Get Together"
drawing morphed into digital collage ~ misha 

for the curious ones ~ languages included: English, Afrikaans, Albanian, German, French, Serbian, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Swahili, Portuguese, Polish


  1. Oh, you are amazing me now, Misha. I'm feeling a new Oui piece here...and one I would like at that.

    Yes...Yes! Get Together!

  2. That's an interesting idea, Paige. I'm not sure it would translate well into the tiny version, but it is definitely up for consideration.

    Thanks for taking a peek.

    Enjoy your weekend and may you find inspiration where you least expect it!

  3. For this piece...enclosing a card with a short 'Get Together' description or saying would define it. I personally wear things that are meaningful to me and enjoy when others ask about it. I've had several spot my Oui necklace and it was so much more exciting to tell them about is much more to me than first glance might lend. Just a thought!

  4. A lovely idea, it is. Even sweeter is imagining you sharing "exposed roots". Can you see this smile?

  5. really dig the embossed look on the second one.

  6. Thanks, Amy.

    grow ~ I do, too. I think I need to do one with the entire piece. The one I posted here was from a close-up photo. But first, I need to figure out what I'm doing for today's post!

  7. Very nice, Misha. Ideal song selection and a message always worth repeating. I suspect that long after humanity has blown its chance, the trees that remain will heave tree sighs of relief. As long as we have people like you walking the earth, however, we have a chance to survive our collective selves. Frankly, 90% of us are utterly harmless and good in heart... it's that other scary fraction that wields undue influence. Anyway, don't mind me; beautiful work. Lovely project.

  8. I love the top image - I love the mix of illustration and photo. Charlie and Lola books are like that (not sure if you get them over there?) and it always makes me smile!

  9. Thanks, Rick. While reading your comment I was struck with the notion that some of the remaining trees may actually miss the the human race. Maybe my train of thought has something to do with the findings in "The Secret Life of Plants" and the idea that some plants are emotionally in touch with "their" humans via thought? Would the trees in the parks miss joyful children? The lack of humans would definitely change up the energetic make-up of the planet, in both positive and negative ways. Balance.

    It's the lack of balance in our consumption of natural resources that's the issue. Of course, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. You just got me thinking, again.



  10. Sarah, I'm a big fan of Charlie and Lola. My son does a great impression of Charlie while reading the books. Still, I hadn't even made the connection between this collage work and those great illustrations. With my children ever growing, it's been awhile since we've read one of those together. (We also love Skippy John Jones. On those, I get to do the fun accent.)

    Thanks for being here.

  11. NICE!! I love all the swirliness along with the sentiment. I choose to believe that some of us "tree huggers" would be missed! I often stop to sit beneath a trees canopy with my back against the bark of the trunk, eyes close soaking in and giving back. It is amazing what can transpire between two things...all things...when one makes the time.