Good afternoon Souls,
It's been a long time since I haven't posted on my blog. I didn't paint for almost 6 months, because I can't do what I don't feel... So I took a break until one day one person wrote me a message. We had a long conversation about one of my paintings " Golden Sri Yantra" . She liked a lot the combination of green and gold colours and she sais that would like to have one hang next to her Own Flower Of Life Painting ( a beautiful painting ).
I have explained her that right now I can't do it because I don't feel it :) and she understood me very well , as we were talking the same language.
She made me to rethink and find that inner power to begin to dot after being absent for 6 months.
Painting this Sri Yantra was like a healing process for me and I had the awesome idea :D to make a time-lapse video , more than 40 hours of dotting , tens of tones of green , double colored dots , and a lot of positive energy.
Good afternoon Souls
Recently I have made 10 bamboo plates for the First Communion of my nephew. Usually I paint on cotton canvas, I am not a big fan of wood surface for painting. I have decided to try these bamboo plates because is a beautiful gift for relatives and friends , especially with a plate stand that will turn into a beautiful decoration idea and an amazing way to add some colour to your room.
Everything begins with a bamboo plate diameter 30 cm. First step and the most important is to apply 3-4 coats of Gesso.
Gesso is an important art supply to get your surface ready for painting. Gesso makes the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Without gesso, the paint would soak into the wood and also the dots will lose its volume and this is not the effect that I desire :)
My last painting "Journey into Balance" Dot painting made me reflect on Balance. How can we create a balanced life in our Modern World?
Most of us aspire to live a balanced life. We want to spend enough time and energy in each aspect of our lives. But how that is possible when our lives fall out of balance due to workplace stress, an accident or injury, an event, or even a worry that grows larger with each passing day.
What does it mean to live a balanced life? What does it mean to have “Balance” in Your Life?
Someone may be interested in balancing his account :P , another one wants to balance his life, and millions of people wish to find perfect balance between both. :)
Balance is completely personalised and individual.
We say : “ Is so difficult to create Balance when this world is unbalanced”!
May be… but…the way you see the world is the way you see the world. Our perception of our world colours everything we do. It shapes our entire existence. We see things not as they are but as we are–that is, we see the world not as it is, but as molded by our minds, or, as we are conditioned to see it.
Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world.
I wish I could give you a magic formula for creating balance in your life in this unbalanced world.
For sure , being in balance doesn’t mean waking up in the morning and saying to yourself: “ Today I’ll be balanced, my life is balanced and i’ll not someone ruins my day !“
Someone may say : “ I feel balanced when I’m spending my time with my children , or at my yoga courses ecc.
Ok but we are talking about a balanced life, not a balanced 2-3 hours we spend doing what we love most. Balance means not just in our body, but also in our mind and spirit.
Balance in work, family, health, community, spirituality, social life, and finances. When you sincerely say to yourself: “ I'm a very happy and fulfilled person!”
You may find success in living a perfectly unbalanced life. Being rich, successful doesn’t mean to be fulfilled… Often we are just fulfilling mother’s dream, or someone’s dreams … except OURS.
We become frustrated , disappointed, angry with the world , unsatisfied with life and with ourselves.
Does anyone have Sri Yantra at Home? Where did you place it?
Yantras are beautiful, geometrically precise diagrams with symbolic meaning and potent life supporting vibrational energy from India’s Vedic tradition.
These exquisite pieces of art pulsate with healing magic. As a technology of the sacred, they generate nourishing, life-enhancing energy fields and rectify dissonant spatial energies, both inner and outer. Yantras as archetypal images create sacred space; they embody cosmic divine energies, the Pure Being that we are, radiating into the physical world in which we dwell.
Proper placement of Yantras acknowledges and honors the forces of nature. The impulses of the directions, elements, deities, and planets exert powerful but subtle vibratory effects on our bodies, minds, and emotions. Yantras can help us be in tune with nature so that we have the support of nature rather than the experience of resistance from nature. Yantras used for particular ceremonies, buildings, and gardens. Their sacred symbolism can be constructed on the floor or a wall, incised on metal such as copper or gold, inscribed on rock crystal, or drawn or printed on paper.
Yin and Yang is the essence of nature where everything is in a perpetual state of change, moving from one extreme to the other to create equilibrium or universal balance.
To illustrate yin and yang as universal balance, daylight is yang and yin is darkness. We find Yin and Yang is in everywhere, is around us,in our life, home , is natural cycles of Life.
Yang denotes birth and rising to maturity, whilst yin represents a declining phase. It can be clearly seen with the changing of the seasons; the yang phase brings birth during spring and major growth during summer. The yin phase of autumn and winter see a decline, in order for life to start over again.
Everything in our universe functions this way because atoms, the basic building blocks of life, behave this way. This ever changing cycle leads to evolution. My Yin Yang Flow Energy Painting has been inspired by this Crop circle.
What is the Sri Yantra? Why is it so difficult to draw?
Sri Yantra Mandala has been the most difficult geometric pattern I have drawn. If you have ever attempted to draw this figure you already know that it is a lot more difficult to draw than you might have thought at first. The reason for this is mainly because the triangles are interconnected. If you move one, you need to move all the others so that they will intersect properly.
When looking at the figure we notice that there is a high degree of interconnectedness between the nine triangles.
This the main reason why it is so difficult to draw. This means that every triangle is connected to one or more of the other triangles via common points. Changing the location of one of the triangle usually requires changing the size and position of many other triangles.
On my picture -It took 5 hours for me to draw it :) -it shows where the triple intersection points are located. These are the points that lock together the triangles. You can't move one without also moving the others.
The Flower of Life is most likely something that you have seen before. It is a common symbol of many spiritual and religious teachings around the world.
The Flower of Life has been found all over the world in many different religions. It is one of the oldest sacred symbols known to man. It is a geometrical shape that is made up of multiple overlapping circles of the same size.
Many people know that Evil Eye is one of my favorite mystic symbol. Knowing its meaning helps me to create Evil Eye Painting with this specific purpose in mind.
Every nation has superstitions of which some originated thousands of years ago. A popular belief existing in many corners of society is the evil eye.
The belief about evil eyes goes back to the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt. The human eyes have been regarded as a powerful and influential weapon for thousands of years.
As in many cultures, Turks and Greeks believe the envy of others can cause harm and that with the evil eye amulet all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet. The concept of the "evil" or envious eye is recognized by many cultures and religions, including the Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Greek, Spanish and German cultures and Christianity, Islam and Judiasm.
The 'Ankh' was is one of the most important Egyptian Symbols seen in images and pictures of ancient Egypt. The 'Ankh', which was also known as key of life, was depicted as a "cross with a handle" that represented eternal life.
The 'Ankh' was held in the hands of the gods as a symbol of their power to give life or take it away. The symbol of the ankh means “life” and often is used as an amulet, as a symbolic representation of both physical and eternal life. The Ankh symbolise life, immortality and reincarnation.
Parts of the Ankh:
The vertical bar: represents the body of the ankh, a symbol of masculine energy, and genuine will for a better world, representing command, a backbone of the believer in God. A command directed from top to down, the coordinate of the vertical direction of the universe.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.