Monday, March 30, 2015

Bruce Kramer - forgiving the body  I listened to this several times yesterday and basically it was amazing.   Listening to anyone who has sought and discovered great truths for themselves, or humanity feels like what I always wanted my religious experience to be,.... Though it never was.  This conversation covers so much, but even after a few listens, I feel so thankful that he was able to share his experience with the world before he left. Among many other things, it was about being present, paying attention, experiencing sadness and gratitude at the same time.  I include this image because yesterday I went for a walk in a mangrove here in florida where i am for the month, and I stood before and under an osprey floating, playing in the wind, catching an invisible wave, in the perfect ocean in the sky, dancing with the wind. And I stopped and watched, and felt it's thoroughly wild airborne presence...  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Living in the moment

Didn't get a whole lot done over the past few days but sure had fun with my nephews... Here are a few plates I completed inspired by their drawings, Not including the mergirls plus an awesome drawing by Caleb, please croll down to the end of the images So you don't miss it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sea Hourse

Perfection is drawing for hours and hours with an eight year old who hasn't painted boundaries around his creative self yet.   I try to be as free and open in my work as possible.  But, for the past few days I have been a student of my nephews, especially the younger one. These lessons I need to hold in my heart. :)  only to think it, feel it, and express it... No barriers.

Today was a better day.  No elder traumas or near death experiences, and what was lost was fished up from the sea, vision returned, truly a miracle.  Each day is a gift.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tonight something horrible happened.  And then unbelievably it happened again.  To the same person, as if one brush with death was not enough.  Life is so amazing, unpredictable, crazy.  We had just been talking about "when it's your time it's your time, and not all that much you can do to prevent it".   From one minute to the next who knows.  A plane can it did today.... We think we can control things but it's an illusion.   Two freak accidents in one night in my life have me wondering a lot about fate..... 
And feeling grateful we were spared tonight from a dark ending.... Times two.

Nephew collaboration

I painted the sketches my nephews drew for me all day. It was super fun.  One brother preferred the serious artist portrait of his elephant drawing that inspired my bowl, and the other brother let his personality shine along with my rendition of his concept of a narwhal in cape and top hat, playing baseball... But if course I am stating the obvious. :)