My intention for the session was “I am focused”.
I then made art for about 2 hours in silence along side the participants that came to my Kitsune Studio that evening.
The first image I made was a beautiful sunrise colored painting which I then put a paper cutout over the top of. I set that aside to dry.
Afterwards, my dialog with the work revealed that in the first piece I had created a paradise but then put a fence between it and me. The barrier to getting to the other side of this tension and overwhelm was myself. I worked through it with the coloring page. I was able to remember that art and meditation will help me become more focused and centered, and by changing my attitude I can breakthrough the monkey mind.
I was amazed at how quickly art meditation worked and by the amount of items I crossed off my to do list at 2am. Hmmm, maybe I’ll need to do this earlier next time!
What is Art Meditation? It is a practice designed to reach through the monkey mind to get to juice of your inner wisdom. It is a practice based on Art Therapist Pat Allen’s Studio Process. It is held every other Tuesday night at my Kitsune Community Art Studio. Check out the schedule by clicking here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.