Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

Sunday, August 5, 2018

"What we need to do is recognize Inner Nature and work with Things As They Are.  When we don't, we get into trouble." - Benjamin Hoff

"Desire is the wish for things to be not as they are.  What is wrong with that?" -

"Within the real lie the seeds of all our dreams."

These quotes are from the book MEDITATIONS FROM THE MAT, Daily reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison.  A good daily read that I enjoy over and over again! 

Recognizing and accepting as we journey through this life becomes more and more important everyday.  I'm finally learning to realize that.  Things will work and happen exactly as they are supposed to and fighting it or reacting to it may not be the best way.  I often relate my art to life when I journal or blog about my thoughts.

Accepting and not trying to change things, not trying to fight how things are.  That is where the peace lies and YES! this is a 'real life'.  Artists can be dreamers and forward thinkers, I truly believe that is how we survive, however, our lives our 'real'.  We experience all of the good and bad and ups and downs that everyone does, although some may say they are a bit more extreme because of our lifestyle.  I am sure, though, you will never find a 'true artist' who will have it any other way.  It is these challenges in  life and in our studio that keep us going forward.

This week I plan to spend most of my time in my studio and I am so excited.  When I am painting it seems that I am so focused on making art that the  worldly troubles float away, so yes, some may call that a 'dreamer' but it really is how I operate.  I turn my color mixes and my layering process from 'problems' to 'solutions', and if it doesn't work one day I keep trying the next. 

Yoga postures can be related to these thoughts as well, as we enter asana's we breathe and 'practice', maybe not getting to the posture immediately or as well as we would like, but that is all part of the journey.  Just Breathe.

Life.  Art.  Yoga

"Quenching Thirst", oil, mixed media on paper, 4x7" (a new painting I just completed this week - by the way I have been working on this small painting for over a year now, coming back to it until I felt I got it right!)

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