Mandala doodle over a circle smooshed with gel medium and acrylics
concentric circles. tons of layers, a ‘few’ spoons of texture paste…and a dark greyish purple mud structure getting a brighter existence. the Feeling of having managed to “brighten it up” was similar to a Situation in social life getting cleared up
Two friends and I did this swirl in the Spirit (unlike the skills 😉 …) of Tibetan Monks. Lesson to learn: Patience, being in the Moment, letting go
Working on “Buddha faces” – Stockmar crayons
My major motivation to take a brush/Crayons/pens&pencils out to start creating something is to do something contemplative.
-the movement of your Hands,
-breathing with awareness, witnessing of what goes on inside while making a particular brush stroke for example
-the choice of colours and shapes
-the choice of style and the activity of building layers, including natural ingredients such as smaller twigs or sand, tiny pebbles or a sea Shell
can be consciously chosen to develop a contemplative mind set – so circular movements are my favourites to deal with my “crazy monkey mind” (as Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche would put it) – If you haven’t experienced it, just take some colour and a big Piece of paper and start making circles ….but: without the inention to create perfection. Witness the Feelings and sensations while doing so.
The results often are precious to me. And it’s not in the first place because I think the end result is so outstanding and good, it’s more like I have a Souvenir of a process which was unique and very likely to having taught me something about myself.
You see some of the latest ‘souvenirs’ in this post.
‘Life is about using the whole box of crayons’ – (Unknown; source: Pinterest)
Enso – the first ever. The love for ensos was born that day and hasn’t left ever since.
‘Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves at the same time’ – Thomas Merton