Misu no kokoro October 19, 2016

No wind, waves, ripples

Perfect reflection on pond

Mind like still water.

Art Prescription: Misu no kokoro translates in Japanese to “A mind like still water.” It refers to water taking on a mirror-like quality. Working with horses is like this.

From Mark Rashid’s book “Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building trust between horse and rider:”

“Put simply, developing a quiet mind allows us to take in and process information in a true and correct manner and then respond appropriately, in a way suited to the situation, provided the situation even needs a response.”

It occurs to me that this applies to every relationship in our lives.

Index card with watercolor and my chop that says “hope.”

index-card-still-water

Hello November 18, 2014

Getting to know you

I look into big brown eyes

Searching for a yes.

Art Prescription:  Went out to play with Finn today. Each day we get to know each other a tiny bit more. This building of a relationship, of love and trust, is an amazing process. I’m so honored he is letting me know him!

Back to studio for a little painting. Watercolor and Sumi Ink.

Peach Poppies III