Monday, August 9, 2010


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)
Original and Print available in my etsy shop!

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)


"Flower Power" 
(8x10 Mixed Media Painting)
Original and Print available in my etsy shop!

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.



dancingyogini said...

i LOVE your beautiful daily artwork. it is so inspiring. the Shiri one this week has definitely caught me up. and speaking of books. i totally do that. i crawl in and shush my husband out of the room when i'm immersed. he hates it. i've had to limit myself with the twilight series. one that i really crawled into was Time Traveller's Wife.
and speaking of Eat Pray Love. i can't decide. see it or not? i have such love and respect for the book and i know it won't be the same. do i want their images in my head? tough call. maybe i'll wait and hear some reviews and if it's not to be missed i'll have to watch. much love! Sarah

Jardino said...

These are incredible Eliza - your rich, colourful images never fail to amaze me!! Hope you have another creative + inspired week! xJ

Anonymous said...

I'm also reading Shantaram. It was recommended to me a long time ago by Ashish. I find the beginning a bit slow though, but I'm sticking with it.

Lis said...

i will have to check that book out ... i love being lost in a book/story but also finding it unsettling, like i am yearning for something/someplace that isn't my NOW and it throws me off ... but perhaps in a good way.

i love love LOVE your asana pieces ... i hope you are putting together ideas for a yoga/creativity workshop. i think this is such a ripe area ... one i would love to be a part of. i am realizing how i needed my yoga training/foundation to prepare me for this phase of my life and for returning to creating. trusting the inner teacher ...

we are loving the Cape and having the best time. lazy days working in my journal and then off to the beach! if only life could always be this simple (guess work complicates things!)

xo lis

lynette said...

I'm loving Shantaram! I have to put it down at times, it gets so intense. The writing is so smooth and descriptive and it's very easy to get lost in it.

Googlover/keishua said...

Hi there,
Your work is very beautiful. It is interesting how you use yoga and art together.


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