I was quiet here last week.
I spent a lot of time creating daily paintings and drawings,
which I share with you below.
While I worked, I listened to Shantaram on audiobook and found myself lost in the adventure and thickening plot that takes place in Bombay, India.
So lost, in fact,
that I had a hard time thinking about much of anything else.
Does that ever happen to you when you get caught up in a good story?
For me, there is almost a danger in being captured by a good story
because I climb into it and
don't climb out until it's finished!
Apparently they are making a movie out of this book that's supposed to come out in 2011 and starring Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan (a famous Indian actor).
I don't always like it when books become movies,
but with this book, I can't wait to see it as a movie!
Speaking of books becoming movies...any one excited to see Eat, Pray, Love?
I imagine it's not going to be as a good as the book,
but I suppose I'm going to go see it anyway....
Here are some of the daily paintings/drawings I did last week:
(8x8 Mixed Media Painting)
I created this painting as a tribute to Shri, the auspicious Goddess of beauty and goodness that exists within each of us. May it remind us to see the shri in ourselves and in others!
(A sketchbook drawing in pitt pen and acrylic)
(a sketchbook drawing in pitt pen and watercolor)
(sketchbook mandala drawing created with pitt pen)
(8x10 Mixed Media Painting)
This painting was inspired by the beautiful reds, pinks and yellows of the zinnias that are blooming on Cape Cod right now and their bright bursts of cheerful bloom with the blues of summer sky. To me, the woman figure in the painting seems to be soaking in all that beauty...finding peace in the zest of summer.
Asana of the Week: Ardha Padmottasana
Yogic Insight: When I look for the beauty and goodness, I see more of it.