Saturday, April 23, 2011

One Day

Ink and watercolor in moleskine

A day that sings softly and subtly,
Its tune a gentle breeze,
Its lyrics whispy white clouds drifting.

A day disguised as any day,
That winks in delight, and waves
One hand as though it dons a magic cloak.

Beside me you rest as I sketch the day
And the children, the cotton candy, and trees,
But all that I know is you, your touch and your smile.

When lifelong companions are one day old,
And under the spell of a day,
We remember together that day, and no more than one.

30 comments:

  1. How beautiful! A perfect snapshot, captured in words and sketch, I can see the entire scene. You sketching, the smell of cotton candy, the voices of children, the beauty of a perfect spring day, and true love. Well done.

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  2. Great drawing, but the poem is delightful. I really like it Dan, did you write it?

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  3. This sketch and poem captures the day far better than any photograph!

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  4. Lovely poem and lively sketch ! I love the look of expectation on the children's faces !

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  5. beautiful work. i really like the jumping castle and the tree, the really anchor the action in the foreground.

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  6. Dan- So beautiful! I have to agree with Cathy that through your words and painting you have captured the day far better than any photograph.
    Your poem is romantic and specific- it shows your love and dedication and through your words, you have painted such a deep, loving picture.
    Your painting is so full of life. The children waiting for cotton candy with all of the colors and liveliness in the background captures a moment in time. A positive moment of beauty.

    Thanks Dan for sharing this beautiful day!

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  7. There is such gentle grace in your world, Dan! I love the colors and emotions you share with us. Thank you!!

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  8. enjoyed immensely, written word as well as drawn.

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  9. I find great compositions with a light, excellent color, a treat with this sinosuidad. Very beautiful. Greetings ..

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  10. Love the colors and I love what you wrote Dan, very nice!

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  11. Beautiful drawing Dan. I like the colours you have used.

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  12. Wonderful, great colors and adorable kids!

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  13. Beautiful words and great sketch

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  14. This looks like a fun day and it translated into a wonderful sketch.

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  15. Like Celeste, I love all of this. Makes one stop and think of all we miss.

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  16. I like the poem and love the candid painting! :)

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  17. Wow...another winner Dan.
    I don't know, I turn my back for a second and everybody has loads of Great Artwork.
    Superb!

    Stew.

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  18. Perfect sketch and poem together. The first thing I noticed in the sketch was all of the wonderful, festive color. A wonderful moment, not overlooked.

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  19. Thank you all so much! Yes, Mari, I wrote it. And I keep wanting to revise parts of it. Glad you all like the sketch too. I was quite pleased to be able to capture the scene in a short time. It was very time consuming coloring all of those parts, but oh so enjoyable.

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  20. Nice one Dan! I like how you added a whole bunch of colors to show the fun and happiness. Not sure if it's just a coincidence because it's cotton candy or just that subconsciously you did that to bring out the atmosphere, but it worked really well, definitely shows the fun!

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  21. oh wow!!! what a great piece....love your work....

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  22. Hi Dan, these are outstanding watercolours! They give the scene you've described a certain timelessness which matches nicely with the wistful poem you've written.

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  23. Love this, Dan. Colours are in perfect harmony with the whole drawing.
    Well done!

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  24. wow, great work! i realy like the style of ur watercolour sketches!!! do u use the watercolour moleskine or the moleskine sketchbook?

    greetings from germany
    ira

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  25. You have great drawing skills and a way of making a small moment in life extraordinary. Love all the detail. Beautiful work!

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  26. Terrific! Love the poem...love the more intense colors! This is just chock full of colors and feelings and atmosphere. And the poem describes it all. Well done, sir!

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