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Painting the Buddha: Breath, Dip the Brush and Look at your Buddha Reflection

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Painting the Buddha: Breath, Dip the Brush and Look at your Buddha Reflection

                                                               Rainbow Buddha Artwork: Kristena West No matter what you do, dream work, artwork, music, crafts, you will make a reflection of your soul. So painting a Buddha is really painting the Buddha-in-you-Becoming. Like projective dreamwork, expressive arts therapy, working with images in a collage, photography, we are always re-creating our selves. An authentic Buddhist mandala is a long process with highly disciplined painter. The cotton seeds are blessed and given to the nuns to plant, nurture, sprout, water, blossom pick and harvest all with prayers. The nuns give the woven fabric to the monks who then start the process...

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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

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Making Art on a Black Surface: from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks

Art: Kristena West M.A. 2005 “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”  Leonardo da Vinci When I make art/sketches every day for my online art store, I love working on black charcoal paper. Black fills in the background so you don't have to work so hard, it helps whatever you do.  When I teachWomenSpirit classes, I give the students black craft paper,  it's in-expensive and has a "tooth" so media grabs at it. When I told the (adult) women that the paper was...

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