So I got distracted yesterday and didn’t get a chance to start work on my art assignment about my Mantra. Five of the littlest kids starting throwing up with a fever and my dog wont eat or drink, can dogs catch human sickness? Maybe today I will squeeze in some time, let’s hope.
I ended up working on a cute little panda drawing that I started earlier this week. I don’t usually do cutesy drawings but little animals make me smile so I am stretching my scope of abilities. He is turning out pretty sweet so far. He’s mixed media with graphite pencil, micron pens, neocolor watercolor crayons, and pastel pencils. I think I will add some background color with pastel pencils and do some detail work today but other wise I am not going to spend too much more time with him. I don’t have a plan so we will see what turns up, that’s part of the fun.
I believe that making art is a meditation. It’s a gift spending the time working and using my senses, without thinking or planning ahead, letting things develop organically. Even though I didn’t start my Mantra Art yesterday, I still thought about what I wrote and I realized my goal of being more connected to the present moment even with life’s little disasters occurring all around me. By letting life flow and accepting what I could do and could not do with grace, I was able to feel peace in my heart.
Baby panda guy is page 4 of a mixed media art journal that I started for myself to practice new techniques.
I have never done any art like these projects before. It’s a mixed media adventure!
Today I want my meditation to be about Going With the Flow. I will remind myself throughout the day to just be like the river and let life go where it needs, sick kids and all.
Peace, Love, Hope, Joy