This is my last round robin in the series of books I have been working on since last year. The theme was Peace. I focused on how I find peace in my own life.
On this first one I did a technique that I find fun and that is to paint beyond the boundaries of a picture to make it bigger. I love walking on beaches and shores and of course collecting rocks.
I have used this Angel image over and over, I really like her. I found some embossed wallpaper scraps at Lowe's and painted over them. That was so much fun that I may have to just buy a roll of the stuff.
I do love gardens and love sitting on a bench in them and spending some quiet contemplative time there.
This is the thing I do most when I want to feel peaceful. I do a Buddhist meditation that focuses on the breath. I like to use Thich Nhat Hahn's book Blooming of a Lotus. It has very simple meditations that are really easy to do.
I had lots of problems with this one. I think I re-painted the clothes several times and the background too. I was trying to stamp a Roman column on the page and then I added some other things and it kept getting worse. So I had to pull the embellishments off and paint over the page and begin again. I hate when this happens to a project that you are sending to a friend.