Do you have “Crazy Monkey Mind” too?

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Do you have “Crazy Monkey Mind” too?

I’m continuing my yoga inspired painting series.  This is the third painting in the series, titled “Chitta Vritta”, that translates to “restless mind” in Sanskrit.  A past yoga teacher of mine liked to call this “crazy monkey mind” instead, describing the wandering of our thoughts while we are trying to meditate.  The top of this painting depicts this “monkey mind” where thoughts are pinging all over the place.  As our breathing kicks in and our minds still, we allow the calm into ourselves and it blankets this space with stillness (the bottom of the painting).  I love the beginning of a yoga session as my pace slows down and my mind quiets.

I’m thinking of doing at least five more paintings in this series.  What yoga inspired idea would you like to see me paint next?

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“Chitta Vritta”, acrylic and paper, 20″ x 16″

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2 responses »

  1. I handpaint the papers that I collage onto the panel (using the paper over and under additional layers of paint). When I want a more “wrinkled” look, I just crumple up the paper first before I adhere it to the panel.

    Iceland was beautiful and we had a good time. Still, it’s always nice to get back home so I can start painting again.

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