Tantalizer 275: Premonitions - From New Scientist #826, 28th December 1972 [link] “Methinks I am a prophet new inspir’d”, says John of Gaunt in Act II of Shakespeare’s King Richard II. I...
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Review of Compassion
Drawing / painting in Painter IX from collage of photographs
This week has been one of making cards and more cards. I am now up to 45 cards which is enough to begin to do readings with and from tomorrow I hope to be doing just that... if I've managed to back all my prints outs with card board between now and then!
The image above is one that I made by drawing and painting, in Painter IX, using one of the cards as inspiration. It was called unnamed1 until I realised that it should really be called "The Unnamed One"; because it is a picture of some sort of being that has yet to emerge and its not usual to name things until they are born.
The major element of compassion that we have shown ourselves is finally ordering a new bed! Yippee!
The other major occupation that I started this week was rereading my journals / morning pages / doodles. This is taking a lot of time and will have to been carried over into next week too.
The main thing I always gain from this is tremendous compassion for the person who wrote so innocently not realising what would happen next; hopes, dreams and fears.
For instance the innocent who thought that ringing an emergency builder would produce one the next day... hah!
Or who worried about what to wear for something that eventually she didn't get to go to. Etc.
With hindsight its so much easier to be kind to oneself and tell oneself not to worry - even the not so good things are never so bad after a week of good nights of sleep - and if you are waiting for an emergency builder you might as well sleep through it.
This is the last week named after a chapter in the Artist's Way. I wonder what will come up tomorrow as my word for the week?