texture and colour
texture and colour
Sometimes when I’m driving, I get half formed thoughts, inkling of ideas, nothing really pithy, just thoughts drifting in and out as I wind my way through the traffic along the highways and side roads.
Sometimes there is a particular sentence or catch phrase that will stick with me, today it was “silent voice’ I was coming home from church, its been a busy week with my Mom having to be moved to long term care, (all this in a very short period of time) So I’ve not had the quiet times I usually have on a daily basis to regroup.
If I try to focus on one particular task, I get restless, and I need to find a way to slow down, “chill” as we used to say. I was cleaning out a box, sorting the contents to get it ready to recycle, when I found an inexpensive canvas I got somewhere, with some kind of print all over it.
Without really thinking about it, I got out some of the old paints that were in the box, and threw some on the canvas .. using the brayer, which of course, didn’t work well, the canvas was not well-stretched over the frame. The paints were a lime green and a fuchsia type pink, old enough that they were not well blended.. but I didn’t seem to care, I just persisted with the brayer till I covered the canvas.
You can see, I then began to wipe some of it off using an old brush that had a dry tip… somehow the silent voice saw a pair of eyes .. and that is what I tried to find. when the voice stopped. I stopped. that is the way it works for me. I feel much better.. my Lemur called so, because that is kind of what it reminds me of, is sitting there, content to watch me as I type.
Life is what it is, isn’t it. We all have a silent voice, we just don’t always hear or listen to it. I’ll see what I think when I wake and visit with him tomorrow. Yes, I feel it is a “him” or would that be hymn =^_^=
I landed on a page that was full of colours. Lots of colours … my thoughts were arrested, what, where, when .. why was I so fascinated by the colours. As I looked I found myself drawn in, captured in the moment. The moment held….. it lasted….
yes, of course, the fusion of colour, the energy of the abstract, nothing conformed to what we see in reality, this was an outer body visual high. could it be…………?? ———————- a natural high
ah HA!… I caught you smiling……… do you remember too…………… have you found your ‘Zen” ….. the light is dazzling, it IS hard to look away… come on now.. have you been caught up in the spell… are you remembering another time… admit it…. you are smiling….. bright colours make us cheerful… happy….
We tend to live in darks, grays and monotone, there was a time when we saw colour, lots of colour, the mood was light and full of love.
my choice…. is to love ……… love in all its splendour ………………yes there can be cloudy days, where the colour takes on a pastel hue ……………… but a good true love……. is colourful rainbow is here to stay ……………….. It is me and you! …. so let us all share a smile today…………………. pass the love around.
Love is a powerful antidote to any challenges that come our way. When our hearts are filled with love, there is nothing we can’t do. Really ………. truly ………………. pure love ……………………. transcends all.
namaste – oyashikiri
PL Precept # 1 – Life is Art
PL Precept # 11 Always be with God
PL Precept # 10 Love Yourself abd Others
how many times have I driven down a country road
windows down, taking in the fresh clean air on a fall day
some years past, I even road a Honda Gold Wing
and experienced the countryside in a brand new way
no matter the method of travel
the experience was always the same
I longed to explore down the unpaved roads
towards the farms and small hamlets
we discovered along the way.
sometimes I did, but often, the lure of what was around the bend
kept us on the secondary highways…, and soon that barely visible lane,
was but a memory.
Before it’s too late, and the snow has covered up the trails
I’d like to go and explore, to rediscover
the smell of freshly turned earth, hay being harvested
even the spreading of manure.
Not all the leaves are on the ground yet,
there is still a myriad of colour
for the artist to discover
best of all, the trees will be showing their form
their bark, their broken torn or twisted limbs
sculptures like no other. no longer
will their dramatic shapes be hidden or concealed
by their cover of showy summer foliage.
when we cross the bridge, should we turn left or right
let’s take the road, that has no end in sight
this is our moment, our time
let us make it sublime
namaste – oyashikiri
Today without the sun shining brightly through my office window, I went in search of a picture of flowers. When I chanced on this picture of the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands, it was a BINGO the moment I saw it.( a WOW moment). The riot of colour is laid out in such a symmetrical pattern. The synergy holds one eye. The attention to detail, the planning that had to be executed to give these results, mind-blowing to someone like myself an abstract artist and a lover of the natural landscape. The picture held me in utter fascination. Art comes in many forms, this picture gave me an appreciation of the work /labour that had to take place for me to be able to behold and enjoy such man-made beauty, using nature’s provisions.
Today’s PL lesson is about how our smile/expression can make everyone around us happy. It makes sense, if we do everything with a smile, we feel good, but we also spread that happiness to those around us. I’m smiling now and I share it with all of you.. Be Happy! A smile is contagious! Oyashikiri
We seem to hear and ask – Where does the time go? ” Time marches on”, yup, if you don’t live each and every moment of your life to the fullest, you find at the end of the year that there are holes in your memory quilt, some of the patches lack colour, and others are simply blank.
We all hope for colour in our lives, and if life was perfect, we would always live in sunshine.
Making a quilt, we search out the material and patterns like a treasure hunter on the hunt for the elusive hidden chest of gold. Most quilters I think will agree with me, it is the hunt, or chase that is the most exciting. Yes when we find our “prize” its nice, but 9 times out of 10, that prize once it goes into our”Stash”, we are off on the next exciting search for that piece that will just pull it all together.
Life overall is just the same. it is one constant adventure after the other. I’ve loved travelling through time with you .. and look forward to our next adventures in 2014. January 1 is a special day in PL, Perfect Liberty, we celebrate with a special ceremony that marks the start of the New Year. In this ceremony we dedicate ourselves to begin anew, living an artistic life according to the teachings of Perfect Liberty.
Oyashikiri – Blessings to you all.