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-- 05 April, 2005 --

1300 Year Chedi

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Having delved into my very first art journal earlier this week to find a response to an art challenge, I looked through some of other pages and was taken back to that holiday in Chiang Mai. The text entry that I wrote for this drawing follows.

"1300 Year Chedi" say the road signs in Lamphun. What a beautiful contrast can be seen in this temple! The images in the meeting hall are modern, garish and similar to many throughout the country. The broken images in niches around the ancient chedi are beautiful - calm and dignified. A young monk struggles with an enormous fire hose, flooding the lawn explaining the surprising expanse of lush, green grass. Glossy winged roosters and hens scratch for lunch beneath the roses while tiny ants try to discourage us from staying too long.

Posted by robynls at April 5, 2005 8:45 PM

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Are these really the first few drawings you did as a "grown up"? They are incredibly good, seem to me to conjure up the feel of the place. Thanks for sharing, hoping you'll put up some more from this journal!

Posted by: Maggie Wallace at April 5, 2005 9:43 PM

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