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massive charcoal drawing – untitled

Published June 4, 2014 by kurolace

I posted this in the previous post, with other drawings from last summer, but I thought it deserves its own post. 🙂

Nearly 3 feet by 2 feet, it took 12 hours to get the it right…and in the end i rushed the vine. The shoe took 3 hours on its own….lol. I’m not sure the photo does it justice.

 

12 hours of charcoal... massive drawing...someone in my class wanted me to give it to them...lol, obviously i said no

12 hours of charcoal… massive drawing…someone in my class wanted me to give it to them…lol, obviously i said no

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Wrocław Dwarves / Gnomes

Published January 11, 2014 by kurolace

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I’ve seen them described as dwarves, and as gnomes…one thing is sure: Wrocław, Poland, has a lot of them! Oh, and the city’s name is pronounced “Rots-wahv”. Previous known as Breslau, when it was part of pre-ww2 Germany. I spent 5 days at Christmas there, and since most everything was closed for 3 of those days, I did a lot of Gnome hunting. These are a few of the pictures I took during my trip. (Wroclaw has at least 100 gnomes, some reports even say 250)

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All Saints’ Day

Published November 4, 2013 by kurolace

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All Saints Day (Nov. 1) varies from country to country. Here businesses close and everyone goes to the cemetery and spends much of the day visiting graves, tidying the grave, and placing flowers and candles for the departed.  All the Catholic cemeteries, which are much much bigger, are a bus ride away, so I found a smaller, “Evangelical” (historically Lutheran) one only a few walking minutes from our home, and made my flatmates take me there on their way to a bar that night. At first we couldn’t figure out where the entrance was, then we finally got inside and walked around a bit. All of the graves were lite, except the very old historical section. It was very lovely and of course a bit creepy. 🙂

Recent graves are most abundantly decorated.

Recent graves are most abundantly decorated.

Good for a Ribbit

Published October 17, 2013 by kurolace
Reminds me of the Wind in the Willow

Reminds me of the Wind in the Willow

These are large figures perched on the top of a door frame of a very unusual, but very cool building tucked away in Bielsko. I’m not sure whats in the building, other than the Chinese restaurant on the first floor (ground floor for all you Europeans).