Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, and perhaps without even knowing it, you will live along some distant day into the answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke

Monday, March 14, 2011

Week 8: Inspiration, Photos from Russia

This week's inspiration photos come from my cousin's recent trip to Russia to adopt her two son's. God bless R & J for adopting a 2 and 3 year old at the same time!!!  I love hearing her stories of adjustment, and seeing photo's of the boys.  J & R traveled to Moscow to start paperwork, next they had to go to Siberia to get the boys, then went back to Moscow to finalize all the paper work so they could go home as a family. 

As you can see, they were there in the middle of winter.  R has some shot's of them all bundled up and freezing cold. Some of the sightseeing photos from Moscow:

Ice Sculptures in Kemerovo
I've always admired sculptures that are carved away from something. As an artist, my brain works in the additive state, meaning that I have worked on pieces where I add color, form, etc, to something.  Cut carving sculptors, take away and make something beautiful.  How do they envision it?  How do they know how much to take away, and how do they know how to make it dimensional or realistic? How do they make it work? 

City Center Christmas display:

R's Comment
Grandfather Frost and

J's Sojourn to Red Square

Detail of St. Basile

Kazan Cathedral

I believe that is the Kremlin on the right,
and St. Basile's straight ahead


from Wikipedia, St. Basile

From Wikipedia, Kazan Cathedral

And the journey into Siberia:

R's Comment:
Is this how you imagined Siberia would look?
Thanks R & J for letting me use your photos!

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