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Jul 30, 2014 / 12 notes

Im really enjoying animating my digital sketchbook things.
GIF play in the moments between deadlines :)

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens a friend + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :) Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down. 

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws. 

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]

A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic. 

My JBear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block.

All the time Im struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.
Jul 30, 2014 / 16 notes

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens a friend + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :) Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down.

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws.

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]

A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.

My JBear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block.

All the time Im struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens, Rodell + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :)

Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down. 

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws. 

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]
A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized. 
Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.
My J Bear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block today.

All the time I’m struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.
Jul 29, 2014 / 14 notes

#everydaymagic
I feel like celebrating when strange lovely things happen. Today at the botanical gardens, Rodell + I had the honour of basically being hijacked by a seemingly bored baby parrot. Ey, life is magical :)

Clumsily landed on a branch above us…stalked a bit and swooped down.

I do not know this parrot. But I will call them Jaws.

This is, by all indications, a wild juvenile parrot who wanted a bit of company + play while all the other wild parrots were still away (having made the journey to feed elsewhere). He/she wasnt hungry — offered them mango. But they were incredibly interested in my bangles :]
A few jacked up bangles (@breewylde — that green beauty you gave me was a favourite for gnawing on :), bruised and scratched up wrists later + Im feeling some goodness in my soul…softened + energized.
Months ago it was a baby iguana (Yung Zilla), then Oblispo the kitten in Havana + now Jaws the baby parrot — grateful for such magic.
My J Bear has nicknamed me Nanny McBri…I dig it haha :) I had the coolest toys on the block today.

All the time I’m struck by how children, young animals, are incredibly similar across species. Jaws had a 20 second attention span, was incredibly demanding, highly intelligent + such a delight to interact with. If I walked away, Jaws would walk after me. I was a jungle gym, a strange tree — a new thing to play with.

Just before sunset, wild parrots return to roost + when the garden parrots returned with all their voices and calls, Jaws perked up, listened + flew off to find his/her kin.

digital sketchbook/i spend too much time on my phone/really i do
Things.
Jul 29, 2014 / 17 notes

digital sketchbook/i spend too much time on my phone/really i do
Things.

Radiate 
paper collage/paper map/paper construct/ paper queen in progress/almost done
Jul 28, 2014 / 39 notes

Radiate
paper collage/paper map/paper construct/ paper queen in progress/almost done

climb
Jul 27, 2014 / 16 notes

climb

○light + dark●
sea rug swatch + i
picking furnishings for when i move into the sea :)
Jul 27, 2014 / 23 notes

○light + dark●
sea rug swatch + i
picking furnishings for when i move into the sea :)

I might be greatly exhausted.
Bored? Maybe. 
Stages to remind myself of change, transition, evolution. 
Constantly a lovely shedding thing.
Jul 23, 2014 / 35 notes

I might be greatly exhausted.
Bored? Maybe.
Stages to remind myself of change, transition, evolution.
Constantly a lovely shedding thing.

Transient 
sketchbook things. 
In transition
Jul 20, 2014 / 26 notes

Transient
sketchbook things.
In transition

A reminder found on San Rafael to keep swimming. 
This whole journey found its impetus in a dream…a few dreams. The sea called me to cross her, mothers I didnt know I had, like the sea, cared and nurtured. Maferefun Yemanja! In AfroCuban tradition she is syncretised with the Virgin of Regla, who I keep on my alter. On my first day in Havana, on Padre Varela, I saw a worn icon of the Virgin of Regla — a reminder :) Ever my guide in the dreamscapes + in the timespace.
Jul 18, 2014 / 17 notes

A reminder found on San Rafael to keep swimming.
This whole journey found its impetus in a dream…a few dreams. The sea called me to cross her, mothers I didnt know I had, like the sea, cared and nurtured. Maferefun Yemanja! In AfroCuban tradition she is syncretised with the Virgin of Regla, who I keep on my alter. On my first day in Havana, on Padre Varela, I saw a worn icon of the Virgin of Regla — a reminder :) Ever my guide in the dreamscapes + in the timespace.

My last evening in Habana
Jul 18, 2014 / 32 notes

My last evening in Habana

some type of way. God(is) love.
Over looking Havana centro.
Jul 18, 2014 / 129 notes

some type of way. God(is) love.
Over looking Havana centro.

My sweet Oblispo - mi gattita cubana.
I took this picture this morning after having spent 4 days looking after her.

Walking along the Malecon when someone pointed, I looked down and saw her hobbling over to my feet. She nuzzled up between them. She didn’t look well and had blue paint all over her (it’s oil paint which has not come off. She is a scrawny thing and I thought it best to allow her fur to grow out rather than try some harsh method to remove it) — I have never been able to walk away from an animal that needed help. So I picked her up and took her back to my casa hoping for magic and light. From the sweetness of the people I met while walking home with her, to the ladies who took me to their apartment, mixed the baby formula I’d just bought, got me a syringe and fed her for me and then to my host at the casa who welcomed me + my madness + Oblispo with such warmth — I was overwhelmed. Magic magic magic every step of the way. 
The universe conspires with us every step of the way - i need to remember that and moments like these whenever i doubt or lose faith.

After unsuccessfully trying to locate a shelter and truly starting to worry that i would not find her a nice home before I left, I stood outside ANIPLANT with a very kind lady who sweetly said to a friend as she passed by ‘¿tu quieres una gattita?’ — Conspiring with her I decided to put all my Oblispo vids and pics to good use and Lucia essentially melted :) she took my number and told me where to find her. By 9 last night she’d called back we arranged a meet. 
I gave Oblispo over to her new human this morning. I effing cried I was so happy. I been crying :) Lucia is beautiful and warm and Oblispo loves all the good things + warmth :) On the plus side — I can sleep tonight and stay out all day now :) — I don’t have to wake up or rush home to feed her + play with her. I know she’s safe and cared for and right now that’s the biggest joy in my whole world. 
Allyuh cry with me nuh? :) + Thank you to the divine for everyday magic :) #everydaymagic
Jul 15, 2014 / 30 notes

My sweet Oblispo - mi gattita cubana.
I took this picture this morning after having spent 4 days looking after her.

Walking along the Malecon when someone pointed, I looked down and saw her hobbling over to my feet. She nuzzled up between them. She didn’t look well and had blue paint all over her (it’s oil paint which has not come off. She is a scrawny thing and I thought it best to allow her fur to grow out rather than try some harsh method to remove it) — I have never been able to walk away from an animal that needed help. So I picked her up and took her back to my casa hoping for magic and light. From the sweetness of the people I met while walking home with her, to the ladies who took me to their apartment, mixed the baby formula I’d just bought, got me a syringe and fed her for me and then to my host at the casa who welcomed me + my madness + Oblispo with such warmth — I was overwhelmed. Magic magic magic every step of the way.
The universe conspires with us every step of the way - i need to remember that and moments like these whenever i doubt or lose faith.

After unsuccessfully trying to locate a shelter and truly starting to worry that i would not find her a nice home before I left, I stood outside ANIPLANT with a very kind lady who sweetly said to a friend as she passed by ‘¿tu quieres una gattita?’ — Conspiring with her I decided to put all my Oblispo vids and pics to good use and Lucia essentially melted :) she took my number and told me where to find her. By 9 last night she’d called back we arranged a meet.
I gave Oblispo over to her new human this morning. I effing cried I was so happy. I been crying :) Lucia is beautiful and warm and Oblispo loves all the good things + warmth :) On the plus side — I can sleep tonight and stay out all day now :) — I don’t have to wake up or rush home to feed her + play with her. I know she’s safe and cared for and right now that’s the biggest joy in my whole world.
Allyuh cry with me nuh? :) + Thank you to the divine for everyday magic :) #everydaymagic

Sketchbook things
Transitory things
Jul 15, 2014 / 39 notes

Sketchbook things
Transitory things

my muse. im very fond of her.
Digital sketches in my digital sketchbook.
Jun 23, 2014 / 125 notes

my muse. im very fond of her.
Digital sketches in my digital sketchbook.