With Noir City 2014, I got a bit behind on my art classes.  I completed Life Book Week 7, Jane Davenport’s project, but only the art journal version.  I decided today to work on Week 8, Alena Hennessy’s abstract meditation on the soul.

It is a drizzly, grey Seattle winter day, perfect for a bit of soul-searching. Today would have been dad’s 83rd birthday, so it seemed fitting to spend the day on art projects.

I did the art journal and Life Book versions of today’s assignment at the same time. Frankly, I prefer the art journal version.

I used Daler Rowney acrylic inks, Higgins India ink, tissue paper, hand made paper, punchinella, a circle stencil, acrylic paints and Shiva oil stick.  The figure 8 image is a tangle called inapod, which I think is lotus-y. The text is a meditation from Thich Nhat Hanh’s, “The Blooming of a Lotus.” It reads “In touch with the cloud in the flower, I breath in.  Knowing that without the cloud, there would be no flower, I breathe out.”



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