I must say it wasnt easy coming back after 2 months of intensive deity- drawing-training and then going back to ‘normal life’.
My body and mind became suddenly out of balance after my return back home and I needed to find my way again in living and working. Struggling inside with missing the calmness, connection to India and her deities. Especially the focus I had for all these weeks working.
Eventhough is was great chatting up with my family and friends and being in my own cosy home reunited with my biggest love and my Mimoes-cat.
To keep the Indian flavour alive I started cooking Indian curry, Dahl and Poppadums (Pappad’s) who where my favourite.
I am still in contact with a few amazing students I met at the Center of Living Buddhist Art. It feels realy nice to talk to them and be able to stay in contact. And see what beautiful thangka paintings they are creating. It is inspiring to be connected with them in our similar interest in Buddhist art and Buddhist way of living and thinking.
I CAN TRUELY SAY I AM BACK ON TRACK! ♥
Enjoying my work at the shop. Selling artmaterials and giving advice to people about products and painting techniques. I am also enjoying my days off and working on my thangka art at home. Bringing the deities back alive. I have worked on some new Thangka drawings and started painting again, really missed working with the brush after two months of only drawing.
Full with new ideas. Back to creating, and going for the middle line that is called balance. Taking care of mind, body and soul.
I started with a new window drawing of Lord Shiva at Yogacenter Tilburg. The experience I raised during my time in India and working with the deities gave me more certainty and belief in my artistic ways of creating. And I believe you can also see this in my new artwork.
I am creating a new design for a small painting with Dharmaprotector Mahakala and my own dragon Numbla. I saw this dragon in one of my meditations.With the Mische technique using egg tempera and oilpaint glazing I started painting again. How great it feels to be able to create these old-style/new-style artworks.
The last picture is a depiction of Black Mahakala. It is a big inspiration for me whille I am working on the small painting. I Hope to be able to make something this powerful and beautiful myself some day.
I will show you the pictures of my new artpieces below.