A penguin a day until Christmas – Vitruvian Man penguin

There is no little poem today
oh no, I have much more to say.
Not to mention I’m nearly out of time..
so here’s a break from another corny rhyme.

Leonardo Da Vinci has always been one of my all time favorite artists, but not because of his famous paintings like the Mona Lisa or the Last Supper. I’m more fond of his style of sketching; strong quick lines that easily depict character and attitude. I’ve always been completely in awe of the amount of brilliance the man possessed. He wasn’t just a great painter, he was an engineer, an inventor, a scientist and an architect. He wasn’t afraid to explore the unknown to answer his own curiosity. He allowed himself to want to learn more and then he pushed ahead to find the answers.

So today’s penguin is the Leonardo Da Vinci Vitruvian Man inspired penguin.

And… this is a perfect introduction to a new site of mine… Art by Leonardo Da Vinci
– This site will feature information, art and items to purchase all relating to Mr. Da Vinci. Oh how I wish he were here to have coffee with today – the thoughts he could share.

Fun side fact… I just realized Leonardo was born on April 15th, which is the day after my birthday – however, had my mother been in Italy when she went into labor, I would have been born April 15th. How cool is that!?

Thank you for the intro penguin!

So here’s something fun… leave a comment or retweet (via twitter) about today’s penguin and you could be randomly selected to receive a free art card of the Vitruvian Penguin, signed and dated!

Please remember: if you tweet, make sure to include @jgoode so I can find it.

Offer ends December 8th, 2009 at 5pm MST.

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