Every painting starts with clarity, even though I have no idea how it will turn out. The clarity is the blank canvas and pure potential. Without that pure beginning, the light would not shine through the layers of color and movement. That clarity is at every painting’s core and is essential, or even mandatory, for me. The same is true with life when the issues, friction, and obstacles surface. When all that stuff comes up, I am so grateful that I have a blank canvas underneath. I know it is there, underneath all the stuff, shining clearly. I’ve learned to consciously come back to the blank canvas through meditation and other practices, yet I think what has helped me the most is simply knowing myself and recognizing when I’m sliding out of tune. The signs are all there, resistance, suffering, sadness, I have many colors and layers on the surface… and they all look horrible without the light of clarity. It is amazing what pure light can do; with the slightest adjustment, everything can look so different. The eclipse affirmed that for me.
August was a month of coming back to myself, checking in with my intentions and clearing the space for new experiences…Tuning in. In addition, I remembered the greatest choice I have in life: to live from the clear light of my blank canvas, or get lost in the external layers of circumstances, emotions, drama and ego… So Humm… easy choice (and easy mantra).
*this palette is dedicated to Josephine, a master tuner