Really enjoying brush lettering practice at the moment, in preparation for a workshop in a couple of weeks. It's a real struggle for me getting to grips with the intricacies of the different pressure on the up and down strokes but I am having fun playing.
Here's a whole collection of thank yous for monastics and lay people who had contributed towards the Miracle of Mindfulness: Nourishing Happiness retreat in August.
And this is what I was working on today. A beautiful quote from Thich Nhat Hanh in his most recent book The Art of Living
It's so difficult to get the consistency right with the letters but it just takes practice! :)
After some time sitting in the shade or playing in the pool, I have found time for some holiday doodling and really enjoyed playing with pattern and shapes. This one emerged over several days and on the final day it was obvious to me to add the words, which became a poem on the Mindful Living blog http://lauribower.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/if-you-read-these-words.html
Here is the complete page (A4)
And hear of some close ups of the different sections.
Love the fluidity of how the shapes and patterns dance together!
As this followed on the next day. Playing with dots, inspired by @roannawells
At last we are having a dedicated meditation space in the garden, in the form of a log cabin. The cabin is up but not yet treated or painted, so no photos of it yet. But I have been working on cushion covers and decorations for the inside. This bank holiday I have been mostly folding origami birds that will hang from the ceiling.
There are 60 altogether in 5 different blue papers. I especially love the paisley ones and the darker blue with flowers!
I have also made denim cushion covers for various cushions I found scattered around the house.
The purple one in the middle is from an old jumper!
Had lots of fun making these, and it has been AGES since I used my sewing machine, and happy to be creating something for our beautiful meditation space. I will post pictures of the interior when it is ready.