You can’t know that you’re capable of much bigger things in your art, and then return to being small. It’s unnatural - things do not grow backwards.
It’s quite obvious, in the blog image above, that I missed the point of Sumi-e painting completely with this one. The fish are all right, but when I looked back at the picture once it was complete, I knew it wasn’t a Sumi-e painting. It was just ink on paper.
The essential element that’s missing
It’s not only Sumi-e art that can be practiced mindfully. Every part of your day could have some element of contemplation, emotion or thoughtfulness about it.
Art is no longer about showing others what I can do, but about showing myself the state of my own mind.
These letters come about through my guides, who call themselves collectively “The Masters”. I use meditation and automatic writing as a way to communicate with them for the purposes of these letters.
My questions are in bold, and the responses from The Masters are typed in as is, with no editing, in normal font. I give background information in brackets to explain a question where necessary.
If you don’t read any other book this year, at least read this one! It’s gorgeous!