abstract art LLGriffin

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


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.

learning to follow the flow

I choose a passage from Rainer Maria Rilke.

I’m sure he’s right, but it’s hard to learn to live in the flow of what life brings to us. I keep trying to be present, go with flow, like a river.

The flow of heartbreak and beauty, it takes practice, willingness and experience to allow them to happen at the same time.

abstract art by LL Griffin

One must never despair upon losing something, whether it is an individual or an experience of joy or happiness; everything returns even more magnificently. What has to decline, declines; what belongs to us, stays with us, for everything works according to laws that are greater than our capacity for understanding and that only seem to contradict us. You have to live within yourself and think of all of life, all of its millions of possibilities, openings, and futures in relation to which there exists nothing that is past or has been lost.
― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Poet’s Guide to Life: The Wisdom of Rilke

notice the flow

sketch book by LL Griffin

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

sketch book by LL Griffin

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