Friday, October 8, 2010

New Painting, "The Beautiful Present"

8" x 10"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.” -Unknown

This painting is part of a new series that was inspired by a commissioned painting of cherry blossoms from a Collector in D.C.  

The title came from my recent deeper foray into my yoga practice.  Having been a competitive runner for the last 5 years (and a hard-core Katy Trail rat for all the Dallas folks reading this), I am gradually shifting my focus toward running more recreationally and focusing on my yoga practice. It has only been a few weeks and I can already feel my left knee thanking me. With my practice I hope, among other things, to better be able to maintain my presence in the the moment.  To enjoy my life, my blessings, my family, instead of scrambling to get a million things accomplished all in one day. To breathe. To be. It's not as easy as it sounds.

1 comment:

  1. a wonderful painting, with a wonderful theme behind it. I also paint and practice yoga, and they are both things that are very much related to the present time.


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