Friday, January 29, 2010
I painted this for Laurie, because I think she will like living with Green Tara. I hope she can put it in a place where she will see it every day. Green Tara looks like a dancer, but she represents female energy and freedom. She's a bodhisattva for compassion and achievement. Feminists like her because she is a Buddha who chose to be a woman, because so many Buddhas were men. She wanted to help the women. Like all the Taras, she is a protector. She keeps us safe when we travel, and helps us be fearless. She is good for granting short term wishes and desires. At the bottom are Yeshi Tshogyal and White Tara, who is for compassion and long life. This is 24 x 18".
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I work every day and when I'm trying to finish a piece, I work from nine in the morning to ten or twelve at night. I start painting after I have breakfast. I stop for a big lunch in late afternoon, and I like to take a nap for 30 minutes after lunch. It feels nice to rest my eyes. Then I keep working. If I'm not in a hurry to finish a painting I watch Dr. Oz or Oprah after lunch. This Niguma is 18 x 14". It took three weeks. I didn't watch the TV because I had to finish before my English class starts again.