Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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Where does Inspiration Come From?

Where does Inspiration Come From?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Journal | 5 comments

I paint internal visions rather than what I see around me. In spite of this, where I live effects what and how I paint. I was born in the United States, and when we first moved onto this property I wanted to plant a garden of the flowers I had grown up with: roses, gardenias, camellias, daffodils, and crocus. After 10 years of living in Australia, the...

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How Do You find a Muse?

How Do You find a Muse?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Journal |

What exactly is a muse? And how do you find one? Here is a definition from the dictionary that I resonated with: a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius. There are things outside you that can lead to inspiration and ideas. For me it is often the rainforest and the wild animals that live around me, or it can be a good model. A good model has...

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Buried Treasure, Seeding the Bones

Buried Treasure, Seeding the Bones

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Journal | 8 comments

The great connector, Seth Apter, is holding a Buried Treasure project where bloggers are encouraged to unearth a favourite blog post. I decided to repost this drawing that I have a special affection for. Be sure to check out the links to other bloggers on Seth’s blog. This post was originally added Jan 14, 2014. I have been doing pen and ink drawings...

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Experimenting with Coloured Pencil on Wood

Experimenting with Coloured Pencil on Wood

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Journal | 4 comments

I began another experiment this week.  I have done a bit with coloured pencils off and on in the past, mostly as drawings in neutral colours. But suddenly now I find myself attracted to colour pencils more strongly than I have been in years. And as I have this desire to bring more drawing into my painting, I want to give them another try. I am working with...

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Why do I make the Art that I do? World Blog Hop

Why do I make the Art that I do? World Blog Hop

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in Journal | 8 comments

This blog post is part of the Round the World Blog Hop where creatives all over the world are given the same four questions about their creative process. I was invited by the wonderful Hanna Andersson of iHanna’s blog and she was invited by well-known blogger Quinn McDonald. And at the end of this post, I will send you off to the blog of the next...

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