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    ARTS: 2021 February Painting & Drawing Theme: Sustenance



    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
    Sat today. LAH.

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    20210214_151855.jpg 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

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    Beautiful, John. Zazen is indeed sustenance. Thank you for sharing your drawing!

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    ARTS: 2021 February Painting & Drawing Theme: Sustenance

    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.



    We all need water and human connection....

    Gassho
    krissy
    sat


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    Last edited by krissydear; 02-15-2021 at 08:24 AM. Reason: forgot a portion of my post
    Thank you for teaching me.

    I am very much a beginner and appreciate any words you may give me.

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    beautiful, krissy!

    gassho, john
    st/lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissydear View Post

    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.

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    This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

    DSC_0018 (1).jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

    DSC_0018 (1).jpeg
    Wonderful!

    Gassho
    krissy
    sat
    Thank you for teaching me.

    I am very much a beginner and appreciate any words you may give me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nengei View Post
    This painting expressing sustenance, just finished a few days ago, is a little more direct; attractive food as sustenance.

    DSC_0018 (1).jpeg
    Amazing work!

    Gassho,

    Ryan
    SatToday
    Personal Blog: ZazenLibrarian.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissydear View Post
    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.



    We all need water and human connection....

    Gassho
    krissy
    sat


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    This 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
    Personal Blog: ZazenLibrarian.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrasshopperMan17 View Post
    20210214_151855.jpg 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
    Personal Blog: ZazenLibrarian.com

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    My quick, lighthearted painting with a frog patiently waiting for her sustenance
    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

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    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.

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    Are we going to do a March drawing prompt? I rather enjoyed doing these.

    Gassho, John
    ST/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrasshopperMan17 View Post
    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.

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