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.
I have been super busy over Chinese New Year. I hope you are all well, no matter which part of the world you are in. We all deserve to start the year well and i am sending you love and good wishes.
This is a painting of the process of energy moving up from the body. Particularly the blue line of energy from the base of the spine. The soul energy could be reflective of the inward projection of the soul or one’s ancestors coming to be present. The lines of energy move very fast.
The time stamp on this artwork said this was done in Spring. That could perhaps account for the light, and airy nature of the energy coming forth in this painting. Probably threads of which i wish to continue exploring.
I hope you are all well, and taking it easy during this busy time of celebration. I hope for all who are nof celebrating Chinese New Year that your year is starting out great. If it is not, breathe and relax into the new year. That is what i am telling myself !
I painted this silk fan as a gift for my teacher. I was so happy she liked it. It is the first silk fan i painted so i was pretty nervous. The fan is painted with acrylic paint. Please do not try to use Chinese inks as the ink will bleed all over the fan !
The design is winterblossoms, and some are open and some are budding. The petals are also floating in the wind. It is stamped winter at the top, with my name at the side. I was aiming for something contemplative, and dreamy. I think it is both. The kind of artwork you look at when relaxing, and drinking tea. Pondering the fragrant, but fleeting nature of life.
Happy Chinese New Year Everyone ! Wishing you all good health, happiness and prosperity this Lunar New Year of the rabbit.
For all who are not celebrating Chinese New Year I wish you a most blessed year.
This is the artwork i have chosen to share with you this Chinese New Year.
It is the first paper fan i ever painted with Chinese inks. It is a self portrait with mountains and a weeping willow tree. The words read xia yue, ning jing. Meaning quietness is summer time. The stamp has my name and the second stamp like an oval says pu ti. Which means Bodhi in Chinese. Wherever it is the season or has a feeling i use the appropriate stamp.
I think I painted this fan to have one to sit and drink tea in the park, and just fan. Because it is so hot sometimes, i am pretty sure this was why i painted it in summer.
It is the first fan, so i am very much learning to improve. I carry it to remind myself if i try, i can learn something new.
It is very delicate, being paper so it will not withstand the rain so i am careful with it.
A little gold Christmas tree grew under the spiritual tree, his star on the top of his head wobbled, and he frequently conversed with the spiritual tree. He rested under the boughs of the spiritual tree, and together, they sheltered in the sacred grove.
Wishing you all a warm, safe, happy and healthy Merry Christmas ❤️ In some parts of the world Christmas is celebrated till the 6 Jan. We celebrate till then ! This is a little Christmas special !
A beautiful spiritual tree, Grew in a sacred grove. Though his branches were a warm brown wood, His leaves were gold and deeper They were silver. He was a shy tree, For all to see. His heart the colour of his leaves.
On this beautiful bridge of love, we stand connected. The tornado is symbolic of the climate change yet to come. We must somehow, do what we can to reach a point of safety before it is too late. Ode to climate change. Completed drawing
We are all on this beautiful bridge of love, dancing talking to each other, dreaming, thinking, eating, drinking, living. What we don’t realise is that the weather is changing right under us…Ode to climate change, partial drawing. Part 2 of the tornado series.