Back to my question: What is on your walls?
As an artist, I simply love art and I buy art when I can because I so like living with it on my walls. This mask is a favorite of mine, measures 6" x 8" and is hand carved wood and hand painted. I bought it in San Francisco at a small shop specializing in hand made crafts from Mexico and Central America. I like the boldness of her pink face and expression...the simple cuts and paint handling. Right now she is hung between other art pieces and masks above my tub. I am always drawn to her and never get tired of her lines.
My work is going slowly. I attended a free mini monotype workshop at a local art supply store. It was offered by Golden acrylics and their representative (also an artist) gave a demonstration on monotypes but mainly introduced a product called "Open" by Golden. It is a paint (all the same colors) that is a longer lasting paint, good for monotypes and any other work that needs more time before it dries. It has a nice creamy consistency and we received two sample 1 oz. jars...one burnt sienna and one alizran crimson. We also got to make our own monotypes and all in all it was a couple of hours....fun! I have several 4oz jars of this Open and I'll most likely buy more.
Tonight is meditation....Pablo and I try to go every Tuesday evening. It begins with a walking meditation, chanting meditation and then a longer (36min.) silent meditation. It's a good practice for us...I always feel "quieted". There are about 6-8 of us regulars and then occasional drop-ins. I get such a busy head and this is as I said quieting.