Monday, February 23, 2015

fire art journal meditations

One of the things I've been trying to do more, is to turn my art journaling into a meditative practice.

With that in mind, I sat down to meditate on the element of fire:



It was a fun exercise. I enjoyed layering subtle symbols, colours and ideas onto the page while meditating on fire.

I was listening to this podcast interview with Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, and he said something that resonated with me that morning: art allows us to access things/tap into things we can't otherwise tap into (or to tap into them differently). I'm paraphrasing really loosely here, by the way, but that's the general gist of it.

When I think of that in relation to an intentional meditation practice, I find it absolutely fascinating as an idea. What, over time, will I tap into with an intentional artistic elemental meditative practice?

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