And the last page ‘o cats from my tent drawing sessions at Jazz Camp West last week. Inspired by @carlasonheim’s Cats! class. #originalart #cats #drawing #pigmamicron #doodles #dailycreator #creativesandbox
More kitties from Jazz Camp West last week, inspired by @carlasonheim’s Cats! class. #originalart #drawing #doodle #dailycreator #cats #creativesandbox
More kitties drawn in my tent at Jazz Camp West last week, inspired by @carlasonheim’s Cats! class. #originalart #cats #drawing #doodles #dailycreating #dailycreator #creativesandbox
When I sit down to meditate, if you could take a snapshot of my mind, this isn’t far from what it might look like.
There’s an intention to focus on my breath, and even some success in doing so. Then there are flitting thoughts, dangling thoughts, and thoughts that quite simply run away with me.
When I notice them, I let them go and return to my breath. Over and over and over.
When I was 7 or 8, and my brother was about 9, we got a dog. Scott had been lobbying hard for one, and our new furry family member was definitely his dog, but Hausen loved indiscriminately.
He was one of those sweetheart dogs who was kind to everyone… unless you were threatening one of his pack. Mom said he would never hurt a fly, and that’s probably true.
He had a lot of nicknames: Bear, Roo, Rooer Bear. And if enough time had passed since he’d last done something destructive (there were a number of those), Saint Hausen.
If there is an afterlife, meeting up with Hausen is one of the things I’m looking forward to most.
The alligator was not planned — she just appeared. So did the balloons. Put them together, and naturally, it’s a party.
NOTE: My daily paintings, and ArtSpark Newsletter, are taking a week’s vacation while I’m away at Jazz Camp West. Have a great week and I’ll see you again on June 29th! 🙂
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Playful kitties from @carlasonheim’s Cats! class. #originalart #watercolor #pencil #doodles #paintingfun #cats #dailypainter #dailypainting
Another page o’ cats, from Cats! with @carlasonheim #originalart #drawing #doodles #cats
More cats-in-progress from @carlasonheim’s Cats! class. #workinprogress #wip #originalart #watercolor #whimsy #abstract #fun #dailypainter
And now for something completely different. A page of cats, from @carlasonheim’s class, Cats! Such fun! #drawing #dailypainter #cats #originalart
After I graduated from college, I was at a loss for what to do with myself. I missed the regular philosophical discussions (still do), and dove into some fairly academic tomes, namely When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone, and The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler.
Having recently gone through what I now refer to as my Radical Feminist Awakening, I loved the idea that there was once a time when women were respected and the deity was female. I even made a pilgrimage of sorts, visiting sites that some researchers belief were while in England to look at graduate schools.
Not surprisingly, Stone and Eisler’s work is the subject of much controversy. Some people are quite threatened by the notion that patriarchy didn’t always rule.
Not me. It gives me hope.
NOTE: My daily paintings, and ArtSpark Newsletter, are taking a vacation next week while I’m away at Jazz Camp West. Have a great week and I’ll see you again on June 29th! 🙂
Growing up with an older brother, I always wondered what it would have been like to have sisters. I secretly fantasized about being Cindy from the Brady Bunch (it was probably her ringlets that made me want to be her, instead of Marsha or Jan).