Monday, July 17, 2017

From Stillness

Something has shifted. Something is calling. I don't exactly know what, and I don't need to. I don't need to analyze or interpret or ponder or figure out. Or use my brain at all.

I just need to pay attention. To return to beginner's mind. To be in wonder. To paint from deep inside, from the inside out, from stillness.

Today I picked up a start from several weeks ago—as long ago as May perhaps?—and let myself be present to it. The non-striving was delicious. I have no preconceived destination with this piece; I will go wherever we travel together.

Here's where we landed today.

work in progress;
working title: inner july landscape


4 comments:

  1. Magical, first word that comes to mind. Love the contrasts of the printed matter with the flowing shapes. Go with the flow, enjoy your journey!

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    1. Carol, I'm liking your perception of magical! The printed matter is appealing to me, too, and the lava flow. Thanks for the reminder/encouragement to 'go with the flow.'

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  2. Terrific movement :) Is it the wind, or is it a stream? I am excited at the prospect of flowing along with it in either case! Briefly see petals waking up. So many possibilities, and I know you can see many more :) Really love this first life :)

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    1. Sheila, thanks for your insights/responses. Your seeing movement aligns with my also seeing movement, but I love hearing your queries about wind, or stream, where I probably didn't think any more specifically than 'flow' as I painted. Your saying you know I can see many more [possibilities] interests me, because I don't really see anything in particular calling out to me. No idea where this will take me next time I pick it up, and no idea where whatever impulse DOES come along will have come from!

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