Secret Wild Pig Sketches Revealed

Secret Wild Pig Sketches Revealed

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Children's books, Paul's sketchbook | 2 Comments

A Painting without a good drawing behind it is like a body without a skeleton, like a jelly­fish of of water. Well, almost. We usually don’t look at each other’s bones, but they are there under­neath, forming what we see about a person. They are the unseen essence that gives form to life. Same thing […]

Mr. Goethe and field sketching

Mr. Goethe and field sketching

Posted by on Feb 13, 2010 in Children's books, Paul's sketchbook | One Comment

Outside us in space there spreads the immea­sur­able world. Inside us is our world of soul. We do not notice how what lives inside us flashes out and unites with what lives outside us. We are unaware of being the arena in which this union takes place. – Rudolph Steiner, from the lecture series, “The […]

From Mr. Goethe: Quote of the day

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Children's books, Paul's sketchbook | No Comments

Gate at Goethe’s Gartenhaus, water­color by Paul Mirocha, Weimar, 2002 I was going over my travel journals recently and found the one from the trip I made to Weimar, Germany in August 2002. I was there with author, Diana Cohn, to research the art for her picture book, Mr. Goethe’s Garden. This book tells the […]

Malaysia Sketchbooks

Posted by on Apr 21, 2009 in Paul's sketchbook | No Comments

I created this online sketch­book after my second trip to the Malaysian rain forest at Pedu Lake in the northern state of Kedah in 1999. Click on the image above to open it. The clearing where the great bee tree stands is like the “Grand Central Station” of the forest. It’s a hub of activity. It’s where butter­flies come […]