3×2′ mixed media (watercolor, ink & collage) on paper
I have an upcoming art show in a few weeks (yay!) and this is the large piece that I am working on for it.
I plan on placing the 4 Immeasurables Prayer in the clouds:
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.
Much love all.
The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.
I am constantly inspired by Buddhist masters– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to be specific. His words continuously help me through out the day.
Mountains of love to that man, always.
I did this little piece today while in hibernation mode. I noticed that I find it difficult to not think about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche during my creative process– what a huge blessing.
Here is a quote from that amazing man…
“The discovery of magic can happen only when we transcend our embarrassment about being alive, when we have the bravery to proclaim the goodness and dignity of human life, without either hesitation or arrogance. Then magic can descend onto our existence.”
I am working on some flowers right now… I thought that perhaps it is time to give the preggers-inspired work a rest.
Watercolor? We shall see. Much love, all.
The frustrating thing about our life is that there is no control over our emotions. That’s why there’s no fun. The whole purpose of Buddhism is to have fun, isn’t it? And in order to have fun you have to have control. If someone else has control over you, that’s it: there’s no fun.
-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche.
Le sigh. The big teach bringing it home.
“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves a big deal and being really serious about it, wanting it to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. On the other hand, wretchedness–life’s painful aspect–softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody’s eyes because you feel you haven’t got anything to lose–you’re just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We’d be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn’t have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together.”
This is a tiny excerpt (with great meaning) from Pema Chodron’s book, Start Where You Are.
Last night, one of my very best friends found herself in a bit of a low. I knew I would be able to find an appropriate quote by Pema… and I did. So I decided to share it on my blog as well.
Much love kids.
…GLUED ONTO A 3X4′ CANVAS, please.
I don’t know if my lady clock is ticking or what (I really don’t think it is…), but everything I create lately can be traced back to pregnancy. This time, its eggs. I have been collecting eggshells for the past few months– with a little help from my family and friends. This is a work in progress… I plan on covering the canvas like so… and then, I don’t even know what I am going to do. Hopefully something spontaneous that turns into something wonderful (who knows– could end up terribly).
Wish me luck. Much love.