Tag Archives: George Bain

This and that

I’ve tried to draw; I’ve tried to write; I’ve tried to try to draw and write, but I’ve not been coming up with much.

I can give you a picture of St. Patrick though, with details inspired by wanderings through George Bain’s book Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction.

St.PatrickBainstyle

Here are a couple of neat links – you can check out cartoons made by Flannery O’Connor here; and you can see some Art Deco style drawings by William Faulkner here.

O tempora! O mores! O fashionable spiritual books

A generous friend recently gave me the book To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donahue.

I was grateful for her thoughtfulness, and started reading it right away.  I was taken aback, and wrote a critique, intending to post it here.  I decided instead that a two-line summary would be sufficient, so here it is:  John O’Donahue, I earnestly pray that God rests your soul and that we merrily meet in heaven. Your book though, is largely rubbish.

Here is a picture inspired by the designs of George Bain.  Incidentally, drawing + Celtic design + chickens = happiness for Maria.

Here is a picture inspired by the designs of George Bain. Incidentally, drawing + Celtic design + chickens = happiness.