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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Eat Love Pray

I decided to go back to Bali yesterday for a day of healing and art. I had a head cold and ached all over, but you know me: any excuse for a celebration.


Eat, Love, Pray

So I called the school sub-hotline, told them where my emergency lesson plans were, and lit some candles. Soon the aroma of mango and jasmine filled 2 Muse Studio, and I was settled in my comfy chair with George Harrison on the cd player. Ava, the best, best, best sister in the world brought me my favorite sick food: hot and sour soup, and six hours, one nap, and two chai tea lattes later, I had completed one journal page and one and a half small journal canvases... Nirvana

for Inspire Me Thursday and Illustration Friday

14 comments:

*jean* said...

oo hope you're better soon! is this painted?? lovely colors!

Kim Mailhot said...

Talk about a cure for the common cold ! Fabulous !
Hope the ickies are going or gone now, wise One !
Kisses on your forehead !

Sandy said...

FANTASTIC !!!!
Really colorful. I love them.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I really love the colors!

rebecca said...

perfecto!!!

i am feeling the need for some soul filling too...
leaving today for san miguel de allende!
you are on my miracle makers list..

xoxoxox,
rebecca

Alberta said...

Thank you all fellow travelers! I am much better today, thanks to my nontraditional cure. In answer to your question, Jean, the lotus and suns are painted on watercolor paper and collaged onto the canvas which is also painted. The turquoise image is a rubber stamp, and the Buddha is a black and white image cut from an old book and handtinted with inks and paint.

Pom Pom said...

I hope you are feeling better! What were your emergency sub plans?

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, Alberta! I'm so sorry to hear that you've been entertaining some errant germs!!! I must say, I adore your healing solution of candles and tea (with a healthy dose of "wonderful sister")! Feel better, My Friend! Love & Healing Hugs from Nova Scotia, Terri xoxo

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a blissful piece! So sorry you had to live through an achy head cold along the way! Since this is what comes out of your healing regimen, can you imagine what wonderful things would come by following this routine when you're well? Nirvana!!

soulbrush said...

what a good idea this was. i teach 3 year olds and came home yesterday with shoulder blade ache....grrrr i wanna retire!xx

patti said...

You just described my idea of heaven! Except for the sick bugs of course :) I really like your collage style, vibrant colors, and sense of whimsy.

Couture de Papier said...

Wow I use to do things like that create my own reality without leaving home! Love your artwork!

Ozstuff said...

I thought you might be interested to know that the REAL Bali is a four to five hour flight from here in the south-west of Oz. Vacations (including air fare) are cheaper than inside Australia and it is a very popular place for Australians to visit.
I do hope you enjoyed your day in Bali with George Harrison serenading you. Didn't he have the sweetest voice? I love the beautiful lotus flower.

Cathy said...

I hope you're feeling much better. It sounds as though a day at home with your soup, tea and art was what you needed.
Love this piece and love the book,
Eat, Pray, Love!
Stay well!