|clear water and a white canvas|
Last night's theme was Essence. Summer and summer holidays are a period of reflecting about we do and don't like in our lives, what is important and what we don't like to continue. Before we started the yoga session we closed our eyes and let the memories of our summer pass by in a little film and we gave it a word. The word didn't have to cover the whole summer experience, but it should cover the essence of what came out of that period. My word was CHANGE.With our word in our minds we started the kundalini yoga session which was quite heavy and with lots of movements of the body. I am used to standing still in one position for quite a while, but kundalini yoga is something completely different. It stirs up the motion and energy which can be felt directly. I am not saying that one way is better than the other, I'm just saying it is different and I am happy to be able to experience both ways.
These two pictures show how I started and the almost end product. Somewhere during the talks and yoga an image came up of a field of grass with yellow flowers. I had a feeling of my bare feet walking through the grass and that is what I desired to put on the canvas. Does that come across to you, can you sense that barefoot-on-grass feeling in my painting? Can you smell the grass?
|my finished painting|
The photo above is taken from my spot and seeing my neighbor's work. Below are some pictures of my fellow participants. What strikes me again is that all our paintings are so different from one another, we all are unique in that sense.
|a fellow participant at work|
|fellow participant showing her work|
|painting and palette|