Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The path to clear awareness lies in your hands


The challenge over at Wednesday Stampers this week is hands. I found a lovely indian inspired hand stamp that I have rarely used before. For todays journal page I have surrounded a quick sketch with various painted papers, pastels and stamped images and drawn around my hand. The little quote at the top reads "manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires" by Lao Tzu (quite difficult in todays world I think). My yoga teacher often talks about clear awareness when the mind is clear of all the rubbishy thoughts that stress our lives..hence the title of this post.

My friend Louise is having an open evening for her exhibition Horses and Hounds tomorrow 5th May so if you live in the North West be sure to pop along...here is the poster for her exhibition.

14 comments:

Gloria said...

That's a great collage. I love the hand. I also love your banner. How did you make your banner if I may ask? Thanks for sharing, have a great day.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Colorful and absolutly unique creation!

Yvonne said...

Fantastic collage, Lorraine!

Riet said...

very different and smart.

Sid said...

Fab creation Lorraine......will you be having cucumber sandwiches and champagne?

Rosie said...

A very beautiful creation. lorraine

Linda said...

Lovely colourful journal page Lorraine; I especially like the yoga connections.
Hope the Liverpool exhibition is a good one...
Your art collage seems to get bigger and better every time I visit ;-)

Pat Beaumont said...

Interesting collage - uniquely you!

Becca said...

Love your journal page Lorraine! I have also been enjoying your instructional videos over coffee this morning, thank you!

Gillian said...

wonderfully detailed collage Lorraine.

Diane said...

Exceptional!

Sam said...

Beautiful page. Love the hands with the designs on and I always find the quotes you use so inspirational. Hope your friends exhibit goes well x

Louise Pallister said...

Hi Lorraine, thank you for mentioning my art show and for coming along on the night. So far its been a great success and I've had loads of positive feedback. I'm one happy artist ...and always inspired by your creative energy :)

Maggie Ann said...

Thats pretty cool! I like the face in the center.