on art and mindfulness

Recently I heard an interview with philosopher and artist, Enrique Martinez Celaya. Drawn from workshops he has taught at Anderson Ranch, Colorado, he wrote a book called "on art and mindfulness". He writes: "When doubts bring you down, go back to the work not with the intention of doing something great but of doing something that marks your presence, that affirms you exist. Do not let yourself remain absent."

I love this quote. Those of you who know me and my style of teaching and working, know that I bring mindfulness to the art process. For me, mindfulness needs to be existing both in and out of the studio. However, it is not always easy and each day I try....

 

Each day I try to be mindful. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't but I never stop trying.

Each day I try to be mindful. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don't but I never stop trying.

COME AND JOIN ME IN OJAI SEPTEMBER 16-17 art retreat with meditation and optional hiking

COME AND JOIN ME IN OJAI SEPTEMBER 16-17 art retreat with meditation and optional hiking