Courageous Minds 13-100


My latest series features colourful anonymous heads on 9 x 10 inch watercolour paper. The first of the series is stylishly attractive. The blue tone is calm, and imprints of stars can be seen on the faceless figure. Most excitingly, gold splashes bring high dramatic contrast.



If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling, ‘If—



I had a lot of fun with this series- check out more next week.




I love to make pins for Pinterest. It's like a digital scrapbook that allows someone to save ideas as well as receive recommendations for similar ideas.




As an artist who creates their own pins, I like to see my art alongside other artists work on a Pinterest feed. Visually, it looks like an art gallery listing. A fresh menagerie of images side by side is completely exciting for the eyes.




As the gallery gets scrolled back farther and farther chronologically, I am able to compare past works. I can easily see how my work is evolving over time.







More to come!



As things in my life are getting busier due to new and diverse projects, I need to close down the ArtbyKonu.com store front for a while.


Here are some of the pieces that will no longer be available:




Many of these pieces will still be available by contacting admin@artbykonu.com