Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Simply and Fully

All that’s asked, to bring about potent receptivity to what wants to be seen, is to be nowhere but now. No urging forward to the next moment, no mental processing of the current one. No agenda, no vigilance, no avoidance. You’re simply and fully attuned to the outer reality and to the interior one. In this mode of utter receptivity, there’s not the slightest effort exerted. No searching, no expectation or wishing: simply a resting in whatever is here, now.  (Jan Frazier)


Gobsmacked by the Green of a Fine Day in June
1.5x6"; acrylic, ink, oil pastel, and collage
abstract bookmark
[gift]




8 comments:

  1. Lush greens and insect wings! Beautiful!

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    1. Carol, thanks for your comment—I didn't even see the insect wings! Awesome! This was one of those wonderful pieces where I was 'simply and fully attuned' as I painted. So grateful.

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  2. Dear Dotty, I love the words of Jan Frazier, everything resonates with me. Thanks!

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    1. So glad you, too, found resonance with Jan's words. They speak compellingly to me and depict exactly my experience of painting this bookmark.

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  3. oooooh yes. Jan Frazier's words were just what I needed for a frustrating studio day! And I am GOBSMACKED by your tiny piece...there is a gorgeous kangaroo in there!

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    1. So happy that kangaroo bounceded its way into your frustrating studio day, carrying restfulness and now in its pouch : )

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    1. Sheila, thanks for your snickity crickety comment! And thank you again for turning my attention to revisiting work I was doing a month ago—an unexpected and welcome gift.

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