Secret Wild Pig Sketches Revealed

March 19, 2010By PaulChildren's books, Paul's sketchbook

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 … Read More

Mr. Goethe and field sketching

February 13, 2010By PaulChildren's books, Paul's sketchbook

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 … Read More

From Mr. Goethe: Quote of the day

September 4, 2009By PaulChildren's books, Paul's sketchbook

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 … Read More

Malaysia Sketchbooks

April 21, 2009By PaulPaul's sketchbook

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 … Read More