Saturday, June 06, 2009


Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 2000


Sometimes you have to Sing to Believe!
or Pray to Receive!

Could you believe a line can speak ?
A stroke portray a mood.
Whatever goes through the sketchers mind,
His hands are out to prove!
The people watch, the people stare
For want, of a thing or two!
But nothing stops the Sketchers eyes!
He is determined, are you?
The moods, the strains, the wrinkles, they cry....
All for a chance to live and not to die
The sketcher pounces, without no bounds!
Sometimes, even with obstacles around!
But all for a sketch, a line or two........
Would you VOTE FOR ME TOO!

Thanks for all who have voted and supported, IT IS POSSIBLE
Enjoy some of my favourites and don't forget whatever the result the DREAM lives on FOREVER!!

Some links that have helped.
NewsShopper, Bexley-my local Newspaper
Karin Juricks DSFDF
Dominique, my sister
Rose Welty, my aunt,
Heatherleys, the School that gave birth to my mission of sketching
Art in Liverpool
R.Garriot-fellow blogger
Gabi on Urban Sketchers/Twitter-he has really campaigned all the way through!

and many others, SOME SILENTLY, SOME IN PUBLIC, SOME BY WORD OF MOUTH- I really appreciate you all, especially the facebook friends who kept listening to my ramblings.........

So if you are inspired and haven't VOTED-why not try NOW! Click HERE just sign in, log in, and vote!


dominique eichi said...

WOW ! what a beautiful post starting with your portrait, "handsome brother" very debonaire . Did you write the poem, it is wonderful and interspersed with your fabulous sketches. Like I said a beautiful post. BRAVO
(I'm praying for 1st place)

artbyakiko said...

Great self portrait! I voted for you. Good luck!

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique! I did that portrait in 2000 and wrote the poem too. We all are hoping for the BEST!I'll keep you updated!

Thanks Akiko, Especially for the voting!

Vern Schwarz said...

Wonderful self portrait and sketches...good luck Adebanji.

adebanji said...

Thanks Vern!

Michelle said...

What a stunning self portrait to top off all of your other amazing work. Best of luck!

adebanji said...

Thanks Michelle!

Mona Diane Conner said...

Fingers crossed Adebanji!

Nice self-portrait and also particularly enjoyed, "Just the 2 of Us".

adebanji said...

Thanks Mona! Fingers Crossed indeed! If you have friends that won't mind voting spread the word!

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

You've got a lot of people rooting for you, Adebanji!

Beautiful self-portrait and sketches.

What you wrote at the end is beautiful, touching, and honorable:

"Don't forget whatever the result the DREAM lives on FOREVER!!"

adebanji said...

Thanks EPTAS! We are all one family! Thanks for your support!