September 15, 2011

Looking out

Ipad painting © Evelyn Howard 2011 

Staircases outside of apartment buildings always remind me of the US. In fact, I have not seen them anywhere else. I love them, as well as the many old buildings that I see in San Francisco. Our rented unit in San Francisco is in an street where there are many old buildings. This is a building across the road.

The origami crane reminds me of my Mom. When I was little (maybe about 5 years old), she taught me how to turn a flat piece of paper into a lovely 3 dimensional bird.

14 comments:

Viola said...

I'm overwhelmed of your drawings and paintings as well as the pictures in the Botanic Garden! So well done!! :)

Evelyn said...

Thanks so much Viola. I love your photos :) - you are a very good photographer.

LĂșcia said...

The origami at the window was a lovely touch Evelyn! :)

diane b said...

i like the colours that you have used. Are you on holidays or working there?

yoon see said...

It's great to look out and to turn back the clock if possible sometimes!
Beautiful black and white sketch that brings old memories back.
So sweet that your mum had given you a cool perspective of looking out your world thru paper folding! It's a magic if we allow it to comes in:)

Sadami said...

Hi,Evelyn,
Touchy drawing and the origami that I know well! Interesting, if we trace back the origin of it anthropologically.
Cheers,Sadami

L.W.Roth, said...

I get a kick out of fire escapes too on old buildings with worn bricks covered with the grim of years of exposure.They're great in NYC particularly around Soho.
I also get a kick out of your architectural drawing. Nice ink work, very strong.

Kaori said...

I think the crane is the first origami I learned, too! Love the monotone drawing. Very chic :D

Francisca said...

Hmmm... you are right! External fire escapes are only in the States! Never thought of that... Nice subject for your "monochrome" sketch. There's something peaceful about origami, is there...?

Kala said...

I like the way you've put these two images together to create one sketch.

(And those old buildings with the fire escapes on the outside are so beautiful.)

The Notorious j.o.e. said...

So monochromatic- not normal for you, but very impactful. It's a great little combo!

Evelyn said...

> diane b:
> Thanks Diane, I am on holiday, while my husband works!

> Francisca
I agree with you - there is something peaceful about origami. To me, perhaps it's to do with the material...

> Thanks everyone, for dropping by and leaving such encouraging comments. It's nice to know what you think and I always appreciate your comments.

Cynthia Eloise said...

i always enjoy visiting your blog. always a new drawing or photo.

Evelyn said...

> Hi Cynthia Eloise
Thanks for dropping by. Have a nice week.

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