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Majestic Illustrations

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Divya Zeiss, DE
Meditating for 15 years
“The smell of the Imperial hotel. The smell I associate with worshipping the Goddess and all her deities. I have breakfast within the smell of the Imperial hotel. "

"I like to believe we are all only instruments of a muse or a genius...anything created spontaneously, with a pure desire is the souvenir of that auspicious moment between the instrument and the creator. "

About the illustrations

The illustrations are souvenirs of my travels. I always enjoyed the bizarre in a situation, the peculiar that today is very hard to come by; like an ostrich on a bed or a hen covered in rubies. I allow my imagination to speak and I’m not afraid to create unlikely situations.

I can’t say I was ever interested in art itself, I never studied art. But I always needed beauty to surround me and everything that was beautiful became a form of art. Actually, literature was my first love. The way in which words could compose a painting in my imagination was extremely powerful. I began to write about a world I visioned, and later I found a way in which I could draw that same world, a world that once I could only express in my diary.

I like to believe we are all only instruments of a muse or a genius, (the Romans believed there was a divine nature within a person, a guardian angel from birth, inspiring us). Then you could almost say that anything created spontaneously, with a pure desire is the souvenir of that auspicious moment between the instrument and the creator.

Having only recently started drawing, I was very timid with showing anything to anyone; it was my husband who pushed me and said, “If you bring joy to just one person with simply a colour tone, then for a moment you were an instrument, which is what you wish to be.” And he convinced me.

About the artist
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Divya Zeiss, DE
Artist, writer and stylist
Meditating for 15 years

Along with her husband, Divya Zeiss is the founder and editor of the online editorial, The Swan Tribune. Serving as globe trotting guide for those with a passion for bygone travel, Divya brings old-world wonder to modern day living with her inspiring travel writing, photography and illustrations.