Flowers (part 1)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

flowers 1

“Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right.
The right way to go easy is to forget the right way and forget that the going is easy.”
Chuang Tzu

After getting irritated and bored with the painting in Minutia post, I started this painting with the intention of maintaining interest and curiosity throughout the process.  For me, this means following the enigmatic advice from Chuang Tzu.

I love what Tzu suggests about the natural flow of life energy and the creative process, and about the need to let go of attachment the idea of “the natural flow of life energy.” I memorized this quote years ago, and I repeat it to myself during times on the path where things don’t feel easy, and I seem to have lost the “right” way. It usually helps me soften and find my footing again, find my energy to keep going.

I’ll post my work on this painting each day until it’s finished, using Tzu’s poem as a compass. Stay tuned if you’d like to see what happens.

Easy is right.

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