Friday, July 09, 2010

learning to meditate

i listed this painting today that is about learning to meditate for me. let the lace elephants parade on by and parachutes and tigers try to distract me... i'm calm and centered as they pass on by:-) i'm not looking for answers... or "ansfers", just listening to my inner quiet.

learning to meditate

i sometimes listen to pema chodron audio tapes in the morning before painting to center myself. painting is also a form of meditation. being present with color, texture, collage and imagery. i like that. i think about what it would be like to visit pema's monastery in nova scotia... it kind of scares me to think about being quiet and meditating for so many hours in a day, but that's probably precisely why it would be good for me!

my meditation painting measures 18 inches by 18 inches painted with acrylic, silk-screen and collage on wood panel that is 1 1/2 inches thick, ready to hang. it's available here!

and in person at our shop sale sunday! you can see the scale (on the bottom left) in this photo below. hope you locals can stop by!
this Sunday, July 11, from 12-5!

We'll have art and prints available at bargain basement prices. And we'll be serving mojitos! We'd love to see you!

H&M's Studio
2498 Harrison St @ 21st

Note: Sunday is *also* Sunday Streets in the Mission! So Harrison will be closed to traffic, which will make for a really beautiful day!


Michele Fauss said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so going to try to come!!

The Creative Beast said...

lovely painting =-)

good luck with the studio sale! i'm sure your paintings will sell like HOT CAKES! ;)

betsy said...

I love this piece, mati. Good luck at your studio sale! xx

aliceinparis said...

I'm a fan of Pema's too. I live in Nova Scotia and was thinking of driving up to visit the Abbey sometime this month,I've always meant to. They have tours twice a day in the summer. A retreat would be nice but I think it might be quite daunting. Her birthday is coming up on the 14th, send her a message:)

katilady said...

i like it. :)

Jo said...

What a gorgeous painting, Mati. Definitely meditative - it sent me flying off into a little world of my own with ease!!
Would have loooooved to stop by your studio but hope that you had plenty of visitors and sales too.
Hugs xx

mindy lacefield said...

oh how i wish i could be there!!! this new painting is to die for. i wish you the best for your sale. i know it will be fun. have a mojito for me. loves ya

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Wow, your work is BEAUTIFUL and inspires me a lot, Love that flower painting further down. I wish you great success for the sale, have a fantastic time!