abstract art LLGriffin

a path of broken pieces

Many broken pieces will be at your feet, as you make your way on your personal path. Broken pieces that we’ve created or circumstances that have made shards for us to navigate. Rest and keep going. We don’t complain when a dog behaves like a dog or a toddler behaves like a toddler but we complain our path is a mess – I think we forget that the nature of paths, they’re messy.

abstract art by LL Griffin, broken pieces

Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.

— Marcus Aurelius

practice making space

sketch book by LL Griffin

Practice making space by starting with a blank sheet of paper. If you don’t have enough time, use a timer and practice for 20 minutes. It’s important to give time and room just to warm up with no expectations of creating something wonderful, just practice making marks on the paper. Right now I’m experimenting with with colors and shapes.

sketch book by LL Griffin

Think of the Japanese concept of ma which is the space in-between. Not giving ourselves space to let our minds and pencils wonder, can result in physical clutter as well as not be thinking clearly.

Every inch on the paper does not need to be filled – practice making space

trying a different approach

sketch book practice LL Griffin

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better Ralph Waldo Emerson

I bought new brushes that aren’t intended for painting, they’re make-up brushes. I think they worked out great! A lot of great movements and texture.

Trying a different approach. I encourage you to do the same!

following the hallway out

photo by LL Griffin

walking down the narrow hallway toward the door…

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
― Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

image from Inside the Belly of the Whale, Portal #3

the shadow has the information

Living in the Shadow from the body of art Inside the Belly of the Whale by LL Griffin
living in the shadow by LL Griffin

shadow

The heat of the day can force us to slow down to pause and hopefully find shade.

When it’s so hot and bright, the only option we have is to stay in the shadow of a tree.

In the image titled Living in the Shadow is from Inside the Belly of the Whale the shadow is the area that we see clearly the the plant is a rich green.

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