October 31, 2014 | Thoughts on Art, Blog
Well it is almost three years that I am blogging. Initially it was one entry a month….and it would take me almost a whole month to write it. I have always thought that my means of expression is only visual and that words have no room in this visual experience. You will see that belief in some of my entries below. I can’t say that writing blogs totally changed my mind, but maybe they confirmed it in a particular way.
I paint and teach Sumi-e (oriental brush painting). Prior to that, having done a Fine Arts program at a Western university, I was painting and drawing in the “traditional” way, which I found very busy, packed with (too much for me) information. I was always searching for the quiet space that provides the essence of ideas, feelings and connections. I tried to apply this to my drawings and later I was introduced to sumi-e painting, which totally embraces that concept.
What I have realized through writing this blog is that just like lines (in sumi-e painting or drawing), words can be used sparingly, up to a point showing just the essence of the idea and as in the paintings, leaving room for the reader to make it their own…
Here I put together the links to my previous entries, where I try to explain how to understand what painting mindfully is….what creating/living in Zen spirit is.
It is in chronological order, from oldest to newest ones. I will be adding links as they appear…
Seeing For The First Time
Mindfulness With the Brush
Music and Sumi-e
Zen of Understanding
Playing With the Soul
Drawing the Soul
Everything is Extraordinary
New Year, Old Wisdom
The Breathing Brush
Seeing with the Senses
Eastern Art, Western Mind