Ink and watercolour. Part of my exercises in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
Geese Sanctuary is my second painted photograph, created for a friend. I learned the technique from Stella Pagani at her Vortex Art Studio in Wakefield Quebec. In this work I used watercolours and pastel. The finished work was too large for my scanner, so I stitched two scans together using the free Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE). I cleaned up minor discontinuities using the open source GIMP healing tool.
When I first tried Omega 3 vitamins I noticed an immediate cognitive boost. I called them cognitive rockets. Now I just eat fish a lot.
I have been sketching landscapes for a long time, but this is my first real painting, created in a workshop.
“Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies.” — Andrew Piper
A living bird in the bush versus a dead one in the hunter’s hand, that is the difference between a living thing and our knowledge of it. Language is a binding of life.
A beginner’s mind is not clouded with the noise of the “monkey mind,” a Buddhist metaphor for the clatter of our unceasing and wandering thoughts and language and attention.
Life has so much more than humans know. We miss sights and sounds all the time. Think of how much goes on unnoticed by humans. For every bird in the hand there are two in the bush.
The smell of an orchid, is it raspberry or coconut? It is delicate and exotic, reminiscent of a past love.
Sit around a dinner table and share a meal. Draw chairs near the fire to speak slow and long into the night. Gaze into each other’s eyes cuddled under blankets. Face to face, that’s knowledge.