In our bedroom we have this huge machete that my spouse bought in Guatemala many years ago… it is there, dangling down. It is a beautiful piece of work and is about 3 feet long… and quite heavy. In Southern Africa, it is named a panga or tapanga. In the Philippines, it is called a bolo. Malaysia and Indonesia call them parang or golok, while in Thailand they are named E-Nep or Nep or Hua-Tad or Pra, and is similar to the Muslim Jambiya and the Pakistani/Nepali Khukuri. The Chinese Dao or the Brazilian facão and the Russian Taiga. This instrument throughout many cultures was often known to be an excellent head chopper.
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Sketching :: Drawing from Observation
I draw, I sketch, I paint.
I also teach graphic & web design, drawing & typography.
Là où va la main, l’œil suit;
là où va l’œil, va l’esprit;
là où va l’esprit se trouve le cœur;
là où se trouve le cœur
est la réalité de l’être,
le siège de l’âme.