Imagination – Building Transformation for Illustration Friday

“I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed.”
Etty Hillesum

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Imagination – Building Transformation – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Staedtler Pens

Imagination is the word of the week for Illustration Friday.  What many people call Imagination, I call Bethville.  The photo reference for this painting was a really terrible, broken down, old white stucco shack.  (KreativeK at WetCanvas supplied the photo.)  When I look at a gnarly old white building, I see it bursting in color!  It becomes a wonderful blank canvas for me to decorate.  I love color!!!  🙂

About Etty Hillesum

Etty Hillesum, less famous than her contemporary, Anne Frank, lived a short life of great courage. She was born in 1914 in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a Russian mother. She studied law, Slavic languages, and psychology. Hungry for knowledge, she cut down on food in order to buy books. She went voluntarily to the Westerbork camp to help fellow Jews interned by the Nazis. Her letters detail her experiences; her more meditative diary focuses on issues of faith. She died at Auschwitz in 1943.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 20:29:01

    I want to go to Chester’s place. Love the stained window.


  2. Cindy D
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 08:09:27

    So cute, love the cat and all the great patterns! A very happy scene, and great idea to transform a boring white building for IF!


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