A Day In the Life ..in Blue Jeans with Gold Embroidery - Page 13 (Sketchbook/fiction Project )color pencils
Do I call this co-incidence? This page done months ago was next in line to be posted. And as it happens, I just returned from a week of retreat at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam where the teaching is all about how to deal with desires, aversions, dispassion, work with the attitude of worship and to accept everything in the spirit of blessing. This teaching more than anything reinforces how I should put forth my best effort, enjoy the process of painting and not get hung up on the final product. Over the years I have realized that it really frees up the creative process when I do the preparatory work, trust my instincts and let things just be. I read and hear again and again that meditation and mindfulness will take creativity and life to a different level - hope to be able to follow that advice consistently one of these days!
What philosophy nourishes your artistic endeavors?