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Let me share with you the story behind this Buddha artwork. Since long I wanted to work on the series of Buddha paintings, but due to other projects and work, I was not really getting to it. May be that wasn't exactly the reason, I think I was not ready to get out of my comfort zone of painting Lord Krishna and dealing with a new subject.
Finally one day I asked the critique in my head to shut up and started preparing for the Buddha series by making loads of Buddha sketches, studying about his symbols, hand gestures, reading about him etc, before I dived into it. I sat down with a big canvas and started working on it. I started with first prep-ping my canvas by creating a beautiful background. I then decided to start sketching on it the Buddha drawing, which I was supposed to then paint. But after preparing that beautiful background, that unwanted artist block / my inner critique / my reluctance to deal with this new subject stuck me again. OMGGGG. But somewhere my head didn't want to believe it. I was fooling my self by saying that, yes, I will work on this canvas again when I am "IN THE MOOD".
But that did not happen. Ten days passed, that canvas was still stuck there with just the background done. One day when I was not around, my adventurous little two and a half year old son, Laksh, decided to pick up my canvas, place it almost horizontally between two wooden chairs, tried to climb over it and somehow managed to break down the canvas in two. Yep, it was broken now and I couldn't continue working on it.
Somehow I wasn't sad or mad behind this broken canvas. It felt like such a relief. I realised that because I wasn't moving forward with it and I was stuck on to it, nothing seemed to be happening. Meanwhile, I wasn't even working on anything else. I had forgotten these magical words "LET GO AND MOVE ON". And so I finally I had to move on. Now with a sense of relief and realisation, I brought two new beautiful fresh white canvases, all inspired and motivated to start fresh. And voila! I came up with this beautiful new painting within a few days.
Here I had a big lesson to learn from this broken canvas and I hope I am able to share this lesson with you all too, through this post. A lesson of letting things go that you are stuck to and not be pulled back by them, because moving on is the only way to grow and have fun. Isn't it !!!!
"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live". - Dorothy Thompson
Let me know if you too have had any such incidents in your life in the comments below. Dont forget to check out the images and the youtube video of my new artwork "Meditating Buddha with two Lotuses" below . And last but not the least "Share and inspire"! Thankyou so much for dropping by.
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