Take a moment and take a deep breath….. Om
Mixed Media Art
The Urban Dictionary describes zen as a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.
I have been finding myself more and more in a zen like state lately. The air is salty and the water is cool. My hands search for the past through shells and rocks dredged from the earth beneath the sea. As fossils emerge, work fades to the background. Pain and sorrow recedes with each wave. Joy replaces all emptiness and I become one with all there is. The path is becoming more clear…
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“Green Buddha” is one my best selling pieces in my popular Stone Rock’d Art series. These are so much fun for me to create. A nice change from the wet messy paint slinging. For many years now I have created and sold a series called “Labor Of Love”. They are hand painted and meticulously detailed in a fine paint pen. They take many hours and days to complete. I love “recycling” my work and coming up with new ideas to continue the spirit of my art. Stone Rock’d art is just that a reincarnation of my Labor of Love patterns onto digital paintings. Enjoy!
I consider myself a spiritual person who takes positive tenants from all religions. I believe we truly are all ONE.
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I fall into the soft blue
Light into air
Air into Light
Circle on white
A simple hue
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For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to creating circles. When I was very young I would also count them. I no longer do that, but I still paint, draw and create spirals and circles daily. I have always felt that it cleared my mind. Recently, someone exposed me to the concept of “enso” making.
Drawing ensō is a disciplined practice of Japanese ink painting—sumi-e(墨絵 “ink painting”?). The tools and mechanics of drawing the ensō are the same as those used in traditional Japanese calligraphy: One uses a brush (筆 fudé?) to apply ink to washi (a thin Japanese paper).
Usually a person draws the ensō in one fluid, expressive stroke. When drawn according to the sōsho (草書?) style of Japanese calligraphy, the brushstroke is especially swift. Once the ensō is drawn, one does not change it. It evidences the character of its creator and the context of its creation in a brief, contiguous period of time. Drawing ensō is a spiritual practice that one might perform as often as once per day. (from Wikipedia)
I find it interesting that I have been practicing this creative meditation for nearly my entire life naturally. And now I create them using a new medium (my computer).