WK[118] Weekend-Engagement Concept: Weekend Gateway With....

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Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter's identity, his style, his conviction, and then color is just a gift to the drawing.

Fernando Botero

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Greetings to you all ye gracious readers and weekend family, welcome to my page again and if it is your first time, delighted to make your acquaintance.

The Weekend-Engagement topic hosted by @Galenkp states:
You get to spend the weekend with one of the people/characters listed below. Who do you choose and why, and what does your weekend look like- what discussions do you have? You can click here to join and see the list.

Born out of wedlock to a successful notary and lower-class woman, Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci an Italian polymath, painter, engineer, scientist, sculpture architect and more caught my attention at the beach where I had decided to spend the weekend after completing and submitting my project.


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Standing feet away from the wave of the sea was no other than Leonard himself staring at the sky with arms akimbo with a graphite pencil. I recognized him as I was a lover of art and nature.

Walking closer to get a clear glimpse of him my feet came to an abrupt, the beauty that caught my eyes made me stand in awe, it was enthralling and felt so alive.

Standing there was a Studio Easel with a Canvas Panel placed on it showing the most exquisite drawing of the waves of the sea.

I could see it moving or was it my eyes, just to confirm I found my legs moved forward standing side by side with him with my eyes glued to his sketch.

I felt his eyes on me as he asked, "What do you think?, should I put my palette to work or sketch on?"

I cleared my throat as I was caught off guard.

Before I could answer, he beat me right to it, "Pardon me, young lady, I guess I startled you with my question."

I moved my head sideways and find my mouth moving, "this is the most bewitching sketch I have ever laid my eyes on, the way it moves sends a message to its viewers".

" What message does this sketch pass?" He asked curiously.

"Relating this to life in general, it tells its viewers never to stop moving just like the wave of the sea no matter life's obstacle".

"Relating this to communication aspect, it shows the viewers how their words move in diagonal never-ending".

With his eyes back on me, he asked. " What do I call you?"

"Balikis", my voice whispered.

He mumbled my name quietly asking, " do you care for nature's undiluted drink?" It works perfectly in helping retain the lost body fluid" he added.

I smiled, " I don't mind taking in lots of water right now as I bet I might have lost tons of it staring at your painting".

"Is that a compliment?" He asked...

"Sure it is I answered".

While we both drank nature's undiluted drink (water) to our heart's content, he returned to his painting, adding another line of the wave to perfect the job, then he pointed to the box lying beside him while he asked me to get a painting pallet and a brush to add color to his now perfectly drawn waves of the sea.

He told me we were using a sky blue and a white color which he taught me how to mix.

Conversing here and there, he finished his work with a smile.

I must have passed cloud nine because the finished part took my breath away and I found my heart echoing in my ears.


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This is...this is... I found myself saying, unable to finish up my statement.

" Yes I agree, it truly is..." He smiled.

"It is late already young lady, you should probably go home now."

I shook my head answering, "This is my weekend gateway and I decided to have it spent at the beach."

"It shouldn't hurt to start another painting then" He answered, "We should probably get something to eat first while you tell me what message the painting I am going to do later passes to the viewers."

"Another painting of the sea?" I asked curiously.

"Oh no", he answered... It is more of an imaginative drawing of a sculpture I saw years back."

"Anyways, I am Leonardo Di Ser Piero Day Vinci but you can call me Leonard, and I am pleased to make your acquaintance."

"The pleasure is all mine Leornard".

With smiles and little chats, we walked toward one of the restaurants on the island where we bought and ate the food.

Moving back to the beach, with the moon shining brightly and the star glistening in the sky with its beauty, Leonard changed his mind about drawing and told me his story instead.

I was moved and shocked by why he had told a total stranger about his life history when I asked him.

He answered, " I barely answered the first message you said my painting passed to the viewers."

Standing up, he walked towards his painting and put in another Canvas panel to begin another drawing which he had said would end the weekend, and just then I knew my weekend was more exhilarating than I had pictured it while leaving home today.

And then we worked during the night till the next day talking endlessly and him showing his unique skills in different sketches made.

Just minutes before the weekend ended he told me, "Always start my story with, Born out of wedlock to a successful notary and lower-class woman, Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci an Italian polymath, painter, engineer, scientist, sculpture architect, and more.

And when I questioned him, he said, " Let this answer your first question again, telling people that I never gave up even when I was born to a lower-class woman."

Thanks for reading to the end.

Still yours truly,
Balikis.

Peace be unto those who crave it and more to those who chase it away.



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This is a perfect example of our circumstances doesn't define who we are. Good job friend.

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Thanks for reading and stopping by😘😘.

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Very nice. I would want to meet him too and learn how to paint from him hehe.

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Hehe... I bet he would have loved to teach you.. Thanks for tuning in.

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Wow, so captivating , your story, your content is on point you know? Sounds like I was reading a novel about a weekend getaway.😀

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Oh, dearest, thanks for your words, I am glad you had a good time having it read. Thanks for tuning in.

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How I wish you took me along for this particular weekend getaway 🤦‍♀️. Anyways, I love this narration. You are an amazing writer. I came in from dreemport.

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Oh, dearest dreemer, I am sorry I didn't take you along on my imaginative getaway, maybe we can all plan ours one day and we never know... Fate can lead us to something beautiful😊😊.

Thanks for your words dearest, they mean a lot, and thanks for tuning in.

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Fantastic, you are really so good at making a beautiful write up. You've captivated me so much with this fiction story of a weekend getaway.

The conversation was just so on point and it's making me pray you get such opportunity someday 🥰.

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Oh, Sis, thanks for your amazing words and wish. It makes my heartbeat beautiful. I appreciate your words and thanks for reading.

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You're always welcome dear, hope you had a beautiful day?

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Yes, dear, I did... Hope you did too? Good Morning 😁😁.

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it truly is...

Hahah. It is interesting!

You are an amazing writer and you led us on a journey with this post. What a weekend gateway that was.

Art is always a fascinating thing. The artist starts with a stroke of a brush and it may look so disjointed at first look, but when you see the finished work, you will realize just how much of a masterpiece it has become. Hehe.

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Thanks for your amazing words Kenny, I am glad you did enjoy my piece.

Indeed at first glance, it looks disjointed but the finished work states otherwise. And I was glad I saw that painting even when it was just imagined😂😂.

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Lolzzzzz... The fact that it was an imagination is what I love the most. Haha. You stretched your creativity in that one.

Be posting more consistently ooooo. Or, are you having a busy week?

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Oh thank you so much, I always try to put in my best. Yes, busy days, weeks, and all, trying to keep them all balance... But I just dropped poetry some minutes ago.

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While I read this, I was trying to process how that mind of yours worked. This is outstanding to me anyway! Brilliant my dear. !!

And just like someone in the comments pointed out, It is a great way to point out that our living conditions or class or even circumstances does not define who we are and what we can accomplish when we set our mind to it! Hello from Dreemport!

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Thank you so much Dee for stopping by.. Your words are like honey added to my day, I appreciate them.

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This is a wonderful post :) I would love to have the opportunity to learn from him as well. And those chats would be priceless!

I found your post via Dreemport 🙌

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Thank you so much Wrest for your kind words towards my post. Yes, the chats will indeed be priceless.

Thank you.

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