Out and about. Looking around.
Children keep us connected to wonder.Adulthood can be a wonder-killer.
I can share the fruitful wanderings of my leisure, like Caroline Shaw’s chamber music (check out “Orange” by the Attica Quartet. It’s beautiful) or sublime street art I encounter, or the heretofore unknown to me writings of Brother David.
I am not an artist. Never had formal training. But I was drawn toward drawing as a form of contemplation. I am fascinated by the tension between repetition and serendipity and my “works” are basically just processes I invent to create art using those elements — repetition and serendipity. Does anyone else use art as a form of contemplative prayer?
Hi, I’m new here. There’s lots of great nature photos posted here. I wanted to share some photos of my wanderings around town. sights and moments that grabbed and held me. I find that when I reach for my phone to get a photo, my appreciation has translated into gratitude — and then into an impulse to share.
It’s on the Westheimer Curve in Houston which has lots of murals. It’s on the outer wall of a store called Emerson and Rose.
I do like zentangles. I like how the lines provide an opportunity to highlight the areas to bring out the art from the negative space. The trick for me is knowing when I am “done.” When I am on the verge of doing too much and stopping myself. This one was just a bit too much, IMO.
I was never taught either. I just picked up some pens and a pad. Like the picture above, I pretty much just make lines. But the repetitive nature of the lines makes each line like a mantra for contemplation.
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