Thursday, March 29, 2018

like yourself

It's ok to like yourself. Lohbado reflects on turmoil and the need to relax during a winter bike ride. The winter shots were recorded March 15.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

moon river

Lohbado lay on the sofa and thought about a bike ride and about years ago when his mother died.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

a key situation

water colour and ink
A key situation took place when Hoity Toitson and Dr. Tintuna sat down and reconciled over a plate of dill pickles.

Friday, March 9, 2018

beyond preconceived notions

pencil ink watercolour on paper
The above images are from pages of handmade Lohbado books, part of the Club Morono library. Lohbado frequently bumped into people who disapproved of his pictures. Rather than dwell on that, an important thing to keep in mind: the key to melting creative block and entering into the realm of creative joy is to get beyond preconceived notions, to overcome the limitations of one's personality in order to allow rays of infinite nature to bathe one's mind. If you can overcome vanity or any ego ambition to impress anyone or to reproduce a familiar template, then whatever you're doing, in addition to hard work, discipline, mindfulness,  becomes effortless, spontaneous, playful, imaginative, interesting.

Or if you're doing something detail orientated and methodical, the work could take on a life of its own. In other words, you allow the art work to tell you what to do, rather than trying to impose your ego's preconceived notion of how you feel art should be.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

approaching spring

water color in Lohbado sketchbook
Monday spring approached. Thursday, winter lingered. Soon, hopefully very soon, or at least not too long, eventually spring will unfold.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

what the hail

Hail came down hard as Lohbado sat down to a plate of spaghetti. He grabbed the camera, leaned out his front door and took photos of the beautiful panorama.