To Live in Harmony

I have had a very busy couple of weeks. We have had school holiday, which means that I have all three kids at home. I love it and we have spent a lot of time in the studio but there is not much time to do my own art.


I have been finishing a couple of paintings that I will post soon. I am also about to finish off the last couple of things for my next exhibition starting the 23 of October at the Artist Den and Art Gallery in Auckland. I am very excited about that. I will post more regarding that later.


I have also been painting in the on-line class Bloom True with Flora Bowley. I love it! Her process is based totally on intuition, which fits me perfectly. It has been great fun but has also introduced some frustration and I will post more regarding that soon☺


Today I finished an art journal page for the Fall Fearless and Fly challenge at Artists in Blogland that I am participating in. It is hosted by two talented artists Jessica Sporn and Carolyn Dube. They also have a great line up of guest artists. The first challenge is to create around what my goals are for 5, 10 and 15 years from now. I started my page without thinking too much, as usual. I let my intuition lead me, which is a very interesting process indeed. The left page is including the Flower of Life Mandala. The right page is a face doing Namaste. During the process of creating these pages I concluded that my goal for the next 15 years (and beyond) is to live in harmony. With this I mean to live in peace with myself. To achieve that I need to love myself as well as being compassionate to my self and others. Nothing is holding me back to reach this... but my self.


The Flower of Life Mandala is considered to be a symbol of sacred geometry and has provided deep spiritual meaning and forms of enlightenment to those who have studied it (Wikipedia). Leonardo da Vinci fascinates me and he studied the Flower of Life's form and its mathematical properties and included it in his art.


Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is done by bringing the hands together at the third eye and lowering them to the heart chakra and it increases the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing he eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. Namaste is done as a symbol of gratitude and respect and to allow the truth to flow—the truth that we are all one when we live from the heart (Aadil Palkhivala ).


This is all for now but I will soon be back with more:-)



Please comment:

  • Ritu Dua • October 16, 2012 at 9:36:39 AM
    This is absolutely beautiful...I love the rich tapestry of colors and the gesture of Namaste ...being an I ndian I completely understand the emotion attached...awesome!
  • Lorinda • October 15, 2012 at 6:10:13 AM
    Such a beautiful and powerful spread! Best of luck with your exhibition.
  • Marcia • October 14, 2012 at 5:07:16 PM
    Beautiful! I'm glad you are playing along at Artists in Blogland
  • Lynn • October 14, 2012 at 5:31:20 AM
    Lovely! Your spread radiates harmony. Good luck with your upcoming exhibition!
  • Jessica • October 14, 2012 at 4:37:30 AM
    What a beautiful and special post. The colors and composition are just gorgeous and I love all the symbolism are just gorgeous. And I totally agree with your goal. So perfectly said.
  • Carolyn Dube • October 13, 2012 at 3:18:42 PM
    Stunning! Your journal spread is rich with color, images, and such wonderful feelings of peace! So glad you joined Fall Fearless and Fly!
  • Janet • October 13, 2012 at 2:02:04 PM
    Jenny, I love your FFF challenge spread. I love the thought it took to get there. Very nice indeed!

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