What would you like to cultivate?
What would you like to prune or weed?
(Let’s have a jacaranda-coloured post, in keeping with the season)
I ting a Tibetan bowl and lead a guided contemplation for the six women participating in the Art Garden playshop.
We sit with four elements that potentially nourish the self-garden.
What’s your ground? What helps
you keep in touch with your physical self; with the world? What helps to bring you present and in touch?
What’s sunny in your life? What beliefs help you? What ideas or practices let the light in?
What waters your heart? Fills your bucket and keeps you replenished? How do you rehydrate your spirit?
Other living beings
Who or what is your community? Who or what supports you? How do you stay connected with others in healthful, growthful ways?
The six wonderful women
each is immersed
in divine play
in her own way.
I find myself tuning in to them and doing my own little Response Art painting. What appears via acrylic, watercolour and white gel pen is the current Art Garden. It’s the one in the room – The Seven Trees of Us.
Each has her own initial. Each is a unique individual plant, yet we are more connected than we think. Our roots gently intertwine. Our leaves are embraced by the same swathe of sunlight.
Thank you, fine folk, C, C, K, M, M and M, for your authentic creativity and for permission to share details of your artworks.
Other Art and Soul Space Response Art-icles are here.
And you? Oh blog reader?
What grows in the garden of you at this moment?
It doesn’t have to be pretty. Some plants are spiky and mean. Some soil is smelly and dense.
with love, art and soul from Sally
What a beautiful art garden. My garden is cultivating silence, in this sense from Latin silentem (nominative silens) “still, calm, quiet,” present participle of silere “be quiet or still”.
Beautiful, Gallivanta. I wish to cultivate You in your You-niverse.
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