14.3.10

Dark waters and deep oceans. water pachyderms and deep resounding bellies.
Otherworldly songs and echoes.
If you find the heartbeat of a whale you will hear it sigh. Thunderous longing.
Consumed universes, spit and hanged into the sky.
Look at them turn turn turn and get swallowed again.
Lie here in cavernous darkness, let the waves cover you.
sleep, dear, sleep
there is much to learn in the abdomen of the world.












In order:

Non-Cetacea:
  • Manatee (of the Sirenia order)
Cetacea:
Whales:
  • humpback whale
  • grey whale
  • blue whale
  • beluga
  • narwhal
  • sperm whale
  • bowhead whale
Dolphins:
  • common bottlenose dolphin
  • orca (killer whale)

27 comments:

  1. You are truly one of the most magical people in the world. I am always in awe when I read your blog. ♥ ♥ ♥

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  2. i feel i should make a little booklet like this, as i am scared of the sea and i feel seeing how beautiful some of the creatures are may make this fear decrease. love your blog, it's perfection xoxo

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  3. Everything you make sends me to another place. I love it.

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  4. This is so magnificent. Absolutely beautiful.

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  5. these are so so gorgeous, I am completely in love

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  6. Oh MJ, you amaze me so.
    What beautiful drawings once again, the gray whale is my favourite, he looks very friendly. xxx Vera

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  7. i just fell in love with your drawings. they're so precious :)

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  8. did you draw all of those? they're really amazing and almost perfection! i wished i could draw as well as you did. i love the orca and the narwhal the best! i've always been a fan of orcas! :) there was a movie about it once, but i can't remember the title.

    but thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures, sweetie! xx

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  9. those words are beautiful, and the drawings divine ♥

    you should make some more booklets like this, you are very talented

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  10. These are the most lovely. If I could I would hang them all along my walls. I love whales and it is so rare to see images that capture them with all this magic. Thank you for sharing!

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  11. So lovely! I especially love your dolphin. Your blog is a treasure. <3

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  12. this is amazing, you are truly inspirational dear. much love, samantha ♥

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  13. what fabulous whales and things!

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  14. absolutely love this! especially since i always begin to feel sea nostalgic and nautical when spring arrives (and it will be showing up in some of my artwork too).
    love love love...

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  15. Ah! Marie, c'est tellement beau!!! Je regarde, j'admire, et je me sens si sereine... J'adore la baleine à bosse! Bisous!

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  16. it's so beautiful! Marine theme is one of my favourite, and your work gives a fine presentation :) just thanks

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  17. They are so wonderful and beautiful. I like your drawings.:-)
    They remind me of the big and dark deep sea where is the home of many amazing lives. Some lives may be still a mystery to us, human.

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  18. Charming little sea mammals. You draw them so well. They must blush at how well you've drawn them.

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  19. Have you made those?
    Absolutely fantastic.

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  20. these are absolutely lovely, my dear!! beautiful blog... :)

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  21. AWESOME! i just read moby dick so this is wonderful :)
    www.ifyouneverdid.com

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  22. oh, how cute whale art ! :)

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