Part 3 in a series of small private commissions by my teacher. This is a jewellery box i designed for her. It is a shimmering butterfly landing on a pink lotus, a small night pearl hidden within the lotus. The light is the shimmering on the water.
1st in the series of small private commissions. I don’t usually do commissions but my teacher asked if i could design some small wedding boxes for the wedding jewellery she was going to give her relative.
This design is two night pearls joined by a golden link. It is the kind of design Gods and Goddesses gift to each other on important occasions. Night pearls are said to grow deep within lakes. When retrieved they glow softly in the night and are praised for their soft glow, hence the name night pearls.
This is my fan that i carry in the park mostly on hot days. The breeze it provides really cools me down. Its a strange feeling when the wind blows. Like a combination of our energy flows into the park. I wanted something simple and abstract for myself and i generally feel in terms of processing energy so this artwork is a process of energy. I also tend to see balls of light perhaps they are spiritual guides or balls of light energy around me.
Some new artwork on the wall outside my house ! A very old sketch as well of yin and yang water versus fire (bottom right), an abstract painting of entering the jade realm (top left), one of the Gods passing through heaven (top right) a beautiful bird from the park, he is so handsome (bottom left)
One of my favourite drawings, the feeling came across so nicely. It is an incomplete drawing, but i stopped drawing it the minute i saw the face of Death. The artwork is myself and Death looking at souls in the underworld. It is like an old memory of this incarnation of Death looked like. I didnt touch it anymore because i was worried if i coloured in any of the drawing the sharpness of his features and expression and mine would be lost. It is appropriately a winter drawing. A time for cultivation.
How to write this, how to sing this, i don’t even know. The buddhists say life is suffering. Coming through the tunnel of darkness into light is one endless struggle after endless struggle.
Enjoy your time in the underworld and earth. These joys are finite. But nothing prepares you for what happens next when you stumble into the light. The spiritual responsibilities gifted to you by heaven are heavy enough to crush any soul.
What leads to the light is the torture of living and sustaining yourself forever. When the doors to the underworld close to you except by exception because your energy is no longer compatible, you are forced to accept your fate of endless existence.
In this life and the next. Nothing prepares you for the torture of endless existence when your life is over. Thats why its important to enjoy life. Start now. Enjoy your tea, your game of chess.
The endless light flooding your mind that does not go away. Where you walk, there is always light. You can’t even enjoy the darkness like before. Ghosts scatter away from your path when you want to say hello. It makes you sad. All your friends in the underworld miss you because you cannot go back. In dreams buy their food and clothes in the marketplace. Even if it is a fleeting dream if you are lucky.
Its coming for you as it came for me. The light. I wish you peace in your endless existence that is coming your way. That you have the strength, presence of mind, perserverence and calm to let the tides wash over you for eternity. Since only God can bless you, may God bless you abundantly and forge the path ahead for us. From a former soul who enjoyed the grey mists and the places in the underworld.
This is a fan i painted for my mum. It is a tree of gold and silver leaves which represent the years of her life to me. I like to paint trees for older people on fans because it represents the wisdom they have accumulated over their years. Its a beautiful celebration of the years of the life of an older person. There is also a lovely little phoenix on the side representing me.
Dark shadows rising, Dark shadows falling As we pass through winter The light heats through the dark Of heavenly pain All beings experience the weather And it changes The leaves on the tree Some seeds begin to flower And birds fly away Never to be seen across The eastern sky again.
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