“There is nothing more potent than thought. Deed follows word and word follows thought. And where the thought is mighty and pure, the result is mighty and pure.“
Myth or Madness? – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Ink
Myth is the word of the week for Illustration Friday. I used that to inspire me when I painted this for my friend, Bobby Ott’s 70th birthday card.
Legend has it… there is a wonderful little place called Ott, where
some tiny little magical people live. It is thought that they are
protected by a large, but affectionate creature who has never been seen
by humans…. until now.
Inside this Birthday card, I told Bobby that as he gets older and has
an occasion to question his sanity, all he has to do is pull out this
card to affirm that no matter how crazy he may seem…. there is at least
one person crazier than him. (me) He giggled when I gave it to him.
Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30,
1948) was the last child of his father (Karamchand Gandhi) and his
father’s fourth wife (Putlibai). During his youth, Mohandas Gandhi was
shy, soft-spoken, and only a mediocre student at school. Although
generally an obedient child, at one point Gandhi experimented with
eating meat, smoking, and a small amount of stealing — all of which he
later regretted. At age 13, Gandhi married Kasturba (also spelled
Kasturbai) in an arranged marriage. Kasturba bore Gandhi four sons and
supported Gandhi’s endeavors until her death in 1944.