‘Treeson Of Self’ – Day 354/365 – SOLD

‘Treeson Of Self’ – Day 354/365 – SOLD

“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”⁠

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana⁠

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Inspiration: Photography of Steven Jansen


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“Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.”⁠

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana⁠

I thought that was quite a profound viewpoint. What do you think about it?⁠

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📸 this awesome African tree was captured by @geomaniac 😘 ⁠

‘Waning Crescent’ – Day 337/365

‘Waning Crescent’ – Day 337/365

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“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”⁠
― Margaret Atwood⁠
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📸 inspired by the dreamy sky of a @daniel.wraith shot.⁠

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Derivative work created with permission from the photographer

‘Zen Cocktail’ – Day 327/365

‘Zen Cocktail’ – Day 327/365

“Be kind and full of love, but have boundaries like a motherf*cker.⁠” – unknown
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Sale Price of Original: R1900

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Inspiration : artist’s own


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Cocktail recipe for a zen painting:⁠
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1 x 30-minute walk on the beach or nature of choice (heart magic)⁠
1 x 15 minute in a repose yoga asana (soul magic)⁠
1 x YouTube audio of Clear Minds: Namaste Music (mind magic)⁠
1 x the colour on your heart painted into a free flow background (visual magic)⁠
1 x a brand new brush you’ve never painted with (surprise creativity magic)⁠
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Method:⁠
1. Leave all ‘f*cks’ at the studio door. ⁠
2. Drink some hot herbal tea.⁠
3. Sit your bum down.⁠
4. Let go and see what happens.⁠
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Today’s painting is inspired by the energy of awesome friends, birds chirping in the garden and a hilarious sign from @faithjuice in Noordhoek Farm Village that read:⁠
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Be kind and full of love, but have boundaries like a motherf*cker.⁠
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I’ll cheers to that.⁠

‘Yellowwood’ – Day 318/365 – SOLD

‘Yellowwood’ – Day 318/365 – SOLD

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The last of my tree prayers.⁠
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All this time in bed recovering has given me tons of opportunity to listen to what’s rummaging around inside me. I found that the struggle is only a struggle because we’re struggling against it.⁠
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My back and hip muscles would never begin to release even with meds if I didn’t first accept that I was injured.⁠
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Alan Watts puts it like this:⁠

“One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious, and the same may be said of guilt.”⁠
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And the same may be said of our pain. I probably spent a good week being stubborn about my back pain and just trying to push through with the intermittent anti-inflammatory. I’m a very unwilling patient because I hate feeling like a burden on others, or that I won’t be carrying my weight around.⁠
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And you know what? It resulted in me not being able to carry my weight around. Ha!⁠
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Giving myself permission to be free within my pain… also made space for me to get this download:⁠

“Your value doesn’t lie in the things you do around the house, these things outside of yourself. You lie in your value. “⁠
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I guess life needed me to experience it literally before I understood it internally.⁠
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And so there I was, flat on my back, not able to move, but ‘lying in my value’. Me. My body, my being, my bag of skin and bones just breathing in and out.⁠
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And so my coming out of the aching finally begins to shift.⁠

I hope this makes sense and that it’s not some opioid-induced ramble. But there you have it. ⁠

I hope you can know this too (without a painful back situation to teach you).⁠

You are your value. 💛⁠

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Inspiration : Tibetan prayer flags while having to lie painting on my back
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‘Redwood’ – Day 317/365 – SOLD

‘Redwood’ – Day 317/365 – SOLD

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More loose tree prayer paintings, while the back pain continues to restrict my upright chair painting hours. ⁠
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Trying to be okay with it all and just letting what is be what it is. But I sure miss my longer more detailed mini creation sessions.⁠
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I’m taking and doing all the necessaries and hope to be up to my old painting tricks (but with better body habits) next week. More on that in time.⁠
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Until then, I’m just having to rethink what is possible for the now.⁠

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Inspiration : Tibetan prayer flags while having to lie painting on my back
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