"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
- Emily Dickinson
Part of the calender project I am doing with
We are illustrating the birthstones for each month. This is for october.
The birthstones for october are Opal, which stands for hope, faith, confidence, and Tourmaline, which stands for balance, endurance and safety.
"October's birthstone treats the eye to an explosion of shimmering colors, not unlike those of a magnificent rainbow following a summer rain".
I also dedicate this pictures to the victims of the tragic events that occured in Oslo two weeks ago. My sympathy and thoughts go to their families.
Van Gogh watercolors, uni pin and white gel liner
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