Wednesday, September 22, 2010

chakra pennywhistle






i am in love with these sharpie drawings by rikkianne of chakra pennywhistle.  i think they would make a spectacular wall calendar, don't you??  and the fact that she used old diaries to draw in really makes them special.   i emailed her to gush my admiration and she sent me back some more information:


“while traveling, i knew i would need an easy way to stay creative.  so i found my great aunt’s diary from the ‘40s and started to draw in it…once filled, i searched for another diary at my local antique shop…and found the one i am working on now…if i can make out her writing, i draw things i think she might have seen.  i hope that the sketches breath a little life into the book.”



head over to rikkianne's flickr to view more of these.  good stuff.


10 comments:

Inklore said...

i love these too; makes me want to draw more

katie f said...

these drawings remind me of to kill a mocking bird, maybe from their simplicity or their black and white charm? simply lovely

<a href="http://kfar.blogspot.com'>from, katie</a>

Mandy Behrens said...

They are stunning! Perhaps some of these sketches will make their way to their pillows/tea towels. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I agree, very nice, and I would buy that calendar for sure!

broadcast.poulet said...

so inspiring! what a good way to stay creative. and who doesn't love old diaries?!

Liz said...

so perfect and the whole concept is really dreamy. i love them.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

Thank you for sharing these, Liane. It is such an honor to be featured on your blog. You are a constant inspiration. Speaking of... Thank you for the calendar suggestion!

yesterdaydream said...

I love the sentiment and drawings she's done. Thanks for sharing them. Have you seen the 1000journals project at all? I've been participating in the 1001journals.com project too and love the randomness of it.

Kendra Zvonik said...

i love the whole idea of these drawings-- made while traveling in the present moment but set in a personal and historical context. thanks for sharing!

alexkeller said...

sign me up for a calendar, Rikkianne :)