Wednesday, August 5, 2015


My daily sketch today involves drawing countryside. For my reference, I used a photo of a lush Okinawan landscape. The quote I found to go with my art has got me thinking about individual and communal hope. Here's the quote.

"A hope is like a path in the countryside. Originally, there is nothing - but as people walk this way again and again, a path appears." - Lu Xuin

This, to me, is not about individual hope. It's not an light that guides you or gives you hope. It's about a people working together to make something happen to create hope. It's active, not passive. It speaks to my optimistic outlook. What do you think?


  1. I named my second daughter Demiana Hope because the concept of hope is so important to me. I had so many hopes for my healthy pregnancy and for her life!
    Very nice image!! Inspired!!

    1. What a beautiful name! Hope is a beautiful thing!

  2. This is beautiful. Yes hope is so needed from the smallest thing to many large ones.
    I love the second time seen path thought.