I love meditating... it keeps me zen!
|Gratitude Meditation Series: 071315 by Sue Allemand|
I've been doing abstract paintings for a little over
2 years. I consider my abstracts, "Meditative
Paintings" for 2 reasons...
#1 - While I'm painting them, I'm in the "zone".
That peaceful, calm place where I'm intuitively adding paint
and texture to a piece - without thinking about the
stresses and responsibilities of the day. I'm "zoning" into
the music I'm listening to, the nature sounds around
me... or just the quietness of the studio.
#2 - When the seer looks at the painting, I want their
eyes to wander around the different colors,
brushstrokes, textures... and feel a sense of
peace and calm. I want them to be transported
INTO the painting - where they can get "lost"
in the tranquil depths and forget their troubles...
a kind of "meditative" state.
|The start of Monday's meditation... #071315|
I've been listening to Deepak Chopra's meditations for
years. The sound of his voice and the peaceful
music he chooses for his meditations - transport
me to a place of beauty and light... a place of
no stress... it always centers me and gets me
ready for the day.
Well - yesterday started a new FREE 21-Day Meditation
Series, from Deepak, called Manifesting Grace through
Gratitude. If you'd like to join - you can click this
Anyway - I decided that for this 21-day series, I was
going to do a painting each day, for each meditation!
I'm doing my meditation first, and making note of
the colors that come forth in my mind during
the session. Afterwards, I relisten to
the meditation while painting on my canvas, recalling
the colors and feelings that came up for me, during
my session. Each meditation/painting takes
approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
|Progress on #071315|
I'll post my daily painting here, each day! If
you'd like to join me - you are so welcome to! I'd
love to see your paintings! I'm doing 8" x 10"
canvases... those seem to be the perfect size for
a 20 minute painting. At the end, we'll be
totally peaceful and grateful - AND we'll have
21 paintings to show for it! How fun is
I started yesterday (07/13/15) - so I have 2 days
paintings to post so far... Monday's painting is at
the beginning of this post. And here's today's
|Gratitude Meditation Series: 071415 - by Sue Allemand|
I'll be scanning my paintings and using them as
backgrounds for inspiring quotes and messages
of gratitude! Prints will be available soon!
Come on everybody - let's all get zen!!