#0929 Open to Joy
Incantion, done. I have been putting this one off as it seemed too hard, but doing the in and out breath today, led to this. Not so much joy as being OPEN. Open is ok. Ok if you also know how to say no, or yes for that matter. The next one is its inverse, to flow with the breath.
I am enjoying creating a second image from the first. Not the negative, but one for the exhale.
I tried making meaning in some way of the first image, but saturating it more, letting it be more than it was, but not altered, turned out to be the most fitting.
I have printed this pair (previous post) on Hahnemuhle Paper in A3 and they look stunning. Image size 212 mm square.
This and the next are in the incantation series:
1. (I am completely) (stopping)
2. (I expect) (nothing)
3. (I am) (doing my work)
4. (I trust) (my resources)
5. (I feel) (supported)
6. (I embrace) (this moment)
7. (I am free) (of the past)
8. (I make) (my meaning)
9. (I am open) (to joy)
10. (I am equal) (to this challenge)
11. (I am) (taking action)
12. (I return) (with strength)
From Eric Maisel’s book Ten Zen Seconds.
I use these! It works for me. Right now # 3 is (I am) (posting in my blog), and I want to get all the completed sketches up, and even more, today’s insights which are buzzing & will go with the next ten or so images!
The next image is part of the duo.
#0732 Free from the past
This is not a true negative. It just feels like one to me.
Another in the Ten Zen Seconds series, (I am free) (from the past).
The idea of making a negative image continues… next entry.
Incantation: “I am supported” and the image that emerged was one I think of as a web, I live in a web. I am linked.
As with some others in this series I have made a negative:
#538 Supported Negative
This is another in the Incantation group this is with incantation “I embrace the moment.”
And the Negative:
#536 Now Negative
This is one in the incantation series. One, but there are two images. I have taken to doing these in digital pencil, and then making a negative. It echoes the idea of an in breath and an out breath.
#470 Resources Negative
#465 Expect Nothing
11″ x 8.5″ image on 13″ x 19″ archival mat paper.
A vigorous time with digital lead pencil.
In the comments below Jan asked how it might look in negative. Here it is – with a little sepia thrown in. Better if you ask me. Thanks Jan.
#464 Completely Stopping
And its partner as part of the in breath out breath team.
#464 Completely Stopping