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Nengei
02-05-2021, 01:36 PM
gassho1

Greetings, Sangha members, and welcome to this frigid (in the northern hemisphere) or warm (in the southern hemisphere) February and our painting and drawing theme of the month: sustenance. What is sustenance in our life-practice? I invite you to express sustenance in a drawing or in a painting, simple or complex, quick or time-consuming, and to post a photo of your creative output here in this thread.

In commenting on others' posts, I remind you to be positive in what you say; to avoid criticism or unrequested advice/instruction. Let's enjoy the creative force alive in our Sangha.

Gassho
Nengei [coffee]
Sat today. LAH.

GrasshopperMan17
02-14-2021, 11:32 PM
7015 this is me sitting zazen. zazen is my sustenance. it is my training ground for equanimity in the rest of my life doings. it is essential to my well-being, therefor i take sustenance from it.

Gassho, John
ST/LAH

Nengei
02-15-2021, 02:55 AM
Beautiful, John. Zazen is indeed sustenance. Thank you for sharing your drawing!

krissydear
02-15-2021, 08:21 AM
John, I love how easily you conveyed the emotion and intention of zazen with your figure and facial expression. I agree that zazen is a type of sustenance.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210215/d004dfde04773e98a1d776716b2cd70d.jpg

We all need water and human connection....

Gassho
krissy
sat


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GrasshopperMan17
02-15-2021, 10:33 PM
beautiful, krissy!

gassho, john
st/lah

Nengei
02-16-2021, 04:57 AM
We all need water and human connection....

Beautiful, Krissy! Thank you for sharing your drawing with us. Water is the blood of the earth.

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

Nengei
02-17-2021, 05:20 AM
This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

7016

krissydear
02-17-2021, 05:09 PM
This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

7016

Wonderful!

Gassho
krissy
sat

Ryan-S
02-20-2021, 03:19 AM
This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

7016Amazing work!

Gassho,

Ryan
SatToday

Ryan-S
02-20-2021, 03:24 AM
John, I love how easily you conveyed the emotion and intention of zazen with your figure and facial expression. I agree that zazen is a type of sustenance.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210215/d004dfde04773e98a1d776716b2cd70d.jpg

We all need water and human connection....

Gassho
krissy
sat


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkThis is an excellent take on the prompt, Krissy. I see the human connection factor in this, but also self care -- a major part of sustenance that some of us forget to tend to from time to time.

Gassho,

Ryan
SatToday

Ryan-S
02-20-2021, 03:29 AM
7015 this is me sitting zazen. zazen is my sustenance. it is my training ground for equanimity in the rest of my life doings. it is essential to my well-being, therefor i take sustenance from it.

Gassho, John
ST/LAH

I like that you chose this for sustenance. Just today, I missed my morning sit due to a hectic day (first time in a long while). On a day like this, your sentiment here really resonates with me -- zazen is sustaining in many ways.

Gassho,

Ryan
SatToday

Franz
02-21-2021, 10:24 PM
My quick, lighthearted painting with a frog patiently waiting for her sustenance [emoji4]
https://photos.app.goo.gl/df6Jo8x6muUic44W8
Inspiration taken from https://oi-yee-tai.pixels.com
SatLah
PS I have absolutely no clue if the kanji is right and if it is written properly [emoji85][emoji56]

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Nengei
02-22-2021, 01:27 AM
Nice work, Franz! I know nothing of kanji other than my own name, but this looks beautiful. Maybe Jundo or one of the others who are fluent will comment. I love the expectant look the frog has, and the way that the insect is suggested by the lines. Thank you for sharing this with us!

Gassho,
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.

GrasshopperMan17
03-13-2021, 06:37 AM
Are we going to do a March drawing prompt? I rather enjoyed doing these.

Gassho, John
ST/LAH

Nengei
03-15-2021, 04:46 AM
Are we going to do a March drawing prompt? I rather enjoyed doing these.

Gassho, John
ST/LAH

My apologies... somehow I got way behind.

Okay, not really somehow. I know how. But... here it comes.

Gassho
Nengei
Sat today. LAH.