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One day while completing an oil painting of a field artist Iris Scott needed to make a few quick adjustments to some yellow flowers but every brush at her disposal was stained a deep dark blue. Not wanting to stop and wash the brushes she decided to make a few quick touchups with her fingers, a small change to her process that would immediately change the course of her career. Wearing a pair of surgical gloves Scott now paints exclusively with her fingers bringing an impressionistic sense of color and texture to all of her paintings. The artist has a number of original works available on her website as well as prints over on Etsy, and here’s a quick video of her discussing her work on YouTube. (via Colossal)
Daily meditation can become like bathing or brushing your teeth. It can bring a regular cleansing and calming to your heart and mind. As you sit, it may be helpful to imagine you are training a puppy, as you bring your wandering mind back over and over and over…Have faith. Over weeks and months of practice you will gradually calm and focus yourself using the breath. There will be many cycles in this process, stormy days alternating with clear days. Just stay with it. As you do, you will find awareness of the breath helping to steady and quiet your whole body and mind. You can meet experiences that arise with balance. You will be centered amidst your ever-changing life.
Lampard and his 203 goals | video: Tribute
Mindful attention to ‘any’ experience is liberating. Stay mindful of your thoughts, your feelings and the sensations in your body.
The Wise Heart