Monday, August 12, 2019

A very crowded flower market in Kolkata during two festivals #indianfestival #kolkata_ig #flowermarkets #indianphotography #india_clicks #yourshot_india #photographers_of_india #indianshuttrbugs #fivestars_people #travelrealindia #india_undiscovered

Malian Woman with Blue Shawl. Color pencil by Melissa Enderle #colorpencils #colorpencildrawing #mali #artwork #fivestars_people #artistsofinstagram #polychromospencils

Summer flowers, late afternoon #flowerstagram #summertime #olbrichbotanicalgardens #madisonwi #wisconsinoutdoors #simplybeautiful #naturephotography

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Malian Woman with Blue Shawl

My latest artwork, a color pencil of a Dogon woman from Mali, West Africa. It is the first time that I tried out my new set of 24 Polychomos color pencils.

Having just finished pounding millet, it feels good to sit down. Although such work is quite physical, I am grateful that the Lord has provided us with a harvest, despite the sparse rainfall this year. In addition to that task, I also managed to make several clay pots this morning. I’m pleased to say that my young daughter is coming along quite nicely with her pottery skills. I enjoy teaching the young women the Dogon songs as we pound away under the baobab tree. Tonight we will be singing hymns as we dance around the fire in our village of Nombouri. I always look forward to gatherings with fellow Christians in my village. How blessed I am; How great Thou art!

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Stringing the Marigolds

My latest artwork, Stringing the Marigolds. Pastel ©2019 Melissa Enderle

All around me, the Kolkata flower market where I am working is abuzz with energy. With both the festivals of Diwali and Kali Puja happening at the same time, there is an insatiable demand for strung marigolds. They’re being sold as fast as I can string them! I’m happy for the extra business but look forward to when I can go home and leave this noisy madhouse. After our evening meal, my family and I will set out to partake in the celebrations. That means more noise, but of the fun variety!