Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Painting, Dreaming in Sanskrit

Dreaming in Sanskrit
24" x 30" x 1.5"
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas

24" x 30"
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas
Available for purchase here.

We don’t need to chase the shadow
Don’t need to wrestle, don’t need to battle
Wherever we go, it will always follow
Go to bed, dream at night, rise up tomorrow
Just let it all go
Let yourself be hollow
Empty every drop out of the bottle
When you let it all go
That’s when you’ll know
Sunlight shine bright, light up the temple
Sunlight, on MC Yogi’s album, Pilgrimage

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Studio doors flung open, painting en plein air while the kiddos run amuck outside. This painting is my most recent to date. Feeling gratitude for the special stars in my life, beautiful and unique, each drawing light from each other and reflecting that back into the world.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New Painting, "The Way of the Light"

The Way of the Light
48" x 36" x 1.5"
Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas

We're all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.

Here's a pic of the piece when it was in progress....

Sunflowers on our recent family trip to Carmel Valley, sunflowers on my yoga pants and sunflowers in progress on a big new canvas. Coincidence? Methinks not.
Growth, progression, shining your light, reaching your full potential, seeing the beauty all around you...these have been common themes in my work lately.  

The title is inspired by one of my favorite songs. It was introduced to me by my teacher, Julie Boyd, and listening to it out on the studio, adding it to the playlists of the classes I have been teaching has helped me channel her energy even though she is now far away.  Her advice has always been to give love. I think that can apply to everything we do. Do things with great love, and with your best effort and then you can be at peace with everything you do. The universe will take care of the rest.

Way of the Light- by The Gift of Gab

Just like a sudden rush 
Flowin all through my soul now 
Way of the Light 
Everything's alright now 
When ya living in the Light now 
Way of the Light 

Running through rhythms 
Proceeding in the torch lights 
Floating on melodies 
Helping make my thoughts glide 
Jumping off a climb in the faith I'm a fall guy 
Never falling though, in the heavens we all fly 
Fourth Dimension rocketships telling ya all why 
Wake up from ya slumber my children it's all lies 
Money just like everything else, it all dies 
Help me focus on wealth, not material wealth 
'Cause true wealth resides deep inside 

I put the pen to the paper and let the ink thin 
Give what it's channeling through me without no thinking 
About it, no doubt about it, part of my being 
Came into open the spirit and let you see in 
It's time to let 'er off for now, no further seeking 
I follow it as I hear about to begin 
Follow the Light as I take you on a journey deep in 
Sound of the side of the light you might just wanna be in 
Way of the Light 
Way of the Light you wanna be in 

Go on and flow with what you seeking 
Playing it right 
The little voice inside is speaking 
Saying it tight 
Beyond your logic and your reason 

Cultivating image instead of the great soul 
Cultivate an image but it was all for show 
Blow up, explode, didn't it erupt way though 
Millions of dollars does not a mortal make whole 
You can only take what you've given away though, come on 

Gina Marie Dunn, Utopia Pkwy. Art Studio's Fan Box


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