Back in the studio- Preparing for the Chinese brush painting class tomorrow. The painting above is one of the exercises. To the Chinese the cherry represents feminine beauty (to me, my favourite fruit from a visual standpoint). They also think having a painting of fruit in the dining area is a symbol of abundance and gratitude which in turn will bring more abundance. The dining room is seen as sacred with the table being some what like an alter. I like the idea of recognizing the spiritual part of eating with meal time being a time of gratitude and connection. (The Fundamentals of Feng Shui by Lillian Too and The Chinese Brush Painting Bible by Jane Dwight).
Savoured- A book on Japanese art a co-worker lent me. Bliss! I don't read Japanese so I can't find the title and link to it although it's probably out of print now.
Grateful- 1. Curried shrimp at lunch 2. the colors and buzz at the market today 3. meeting new people 4. having fun at work 5. the coconut butter and vitamin e hair treatment worked well 6. my mohair wooly socks 7. ready to unwind!