At the beginning of this 100 Days of Art Project I wondered what obstacles life would throw at me. I figured maybe I’d knock a glass of tea all over a finished piece and have to start over again for the day. Instead…
It has been CRAZY the last couple weeks! A broken computer really flummoxed my routine, plus I snuck in a bunch of travel. I drove up to Nor Cal to visit my sister, and then down to So Cal to see some Phish (epic!!!). I’ve managed, somehow, to keep up with the art, but it sure is nice to be back in the studio where I belong! Oh yeah and then I got sick 😛 Of course 😉
I’ve learned: Go With The Flow. Do what you can each day, even if it’s not the masterpiece you’re hoping to get to. I learn from every single piece and I’m utterly humbled by what this discipline brings to my practice. See all 90 pieces of art so far, here…
Speaking of Going with the Flow, this next piece was inspired by this amazing passage:
“Foremost is the ability to transmit one’s spiritual energy into the painting. This is a matter of immediacy and spontaneity of experience. Once a brushstroke is made, it cannot be correct. Paintings are sketchy, simple, and almost bare. Contrast is emphasized in the black ink on the white background, and the poignant liveliness of object against the bare vast emptiness of the space behind them. There are no premeditated rules of symmetry or perspective, and dynamism is emphasized rather than shape.” ~from “Zen for Beginners”
Only 10 days left! What a journey! Stay tuned….
♥ ~ Meghan Oona