The Reward of Attention is always Peace I read that in a book and think it is true. Do you notice that when you allow yourself to fully focus on something that you notice some degree of relaxation? I do – my shoulders drop and I engage moer readily and it is a nice feeling. Having just 1 thing to pay attention to at any … Continue reading The Reward of Attention
If the aftermath of the consuming frenzy that is Christmas has left you feeling bereft it is probably to be expected isn’t it? I mean – who or what can now fill that empty void left by the come-down after all that eating, receiving, drinking and general intaking of this massively emotional and frantic event. Well – you can take time to edify your poor … Continue reading Suffering from Spiritual Decay?
For me it’s the enjoyment of the process more and more. Mindfully musing and paying attention to what I draw or paint is a real joy and luxury. It yields spells of time where I can totally love what I am doing. Present moment awareness – that’s all we’ve ever got really and I think it does well to attend to the quality of your … Continue reading Process not Product
Move along please – nothing to see here. We are so hooked on sensationalism – I for one am edging more toward invisibility as time goes by. Quite happy in my own skin and not wanting to be noticed is a lovely feeling. That egoic need for approval, gratification and acknowledgement blissfully melts away as I get older. I have always preferred being a cog … Continue reading Nothing happening here
If you’d love to be able to paint a personal panorama as you view a lovely vista but don’t know where to start – sign up to my fortnightly art newsletter and CLAIM my nifty 1 page guide to semi-abstraction. Click the blue graphic below to claim it. It is an A4 printable PDF with the 5 steps I take to get from reality to … Continue reading Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction
This is my morning mantra as I walked the dog around the fields. Feeling so lucky to be able to work online and not brave the traffic nightmare as I’ve done all my life. Being able to consider the depth of all things, even small things is a great gift which is coming to me more and more strongly this last month or so. What … Continue reading Stay quiet, stay small, go deep