Artists and Poets Friday


'Blessing Bowl' ~ Part of a Series



Welcome to Artists and Poets Friday.  The above photo is my most recent 'Blessing Bowl' creation done in my Asian style brush painting. The painting below is from one of three WIPs that I am still working on. 

WIP ~ from Last Week ~ still in progess ~ being done in acrylics on artist's canvas


The photo below is another recent 'blessing bowl' done on mixed media paper in my Asian brush style. I think this is my favorite so far ~ yet have many more to go. I have made a commitment to myself to continue to create as many 'blessing bowls' as I can stand to do for this series. The ones on paper will go into my sketchbook that I am developing for the Sketchbook Project 2013. The canvas acrylics will either go to the Gallery or perhaps to Etsy or just stay in the infamous, 'Artist's Collection'. Hope you don't get bored.
More 'Blessing Bowls' Series






haiku

blessing bowl painting
symbol of each day, new life
universe provides.
-o-

many bowls, days 
drawing energy each day
renewed by creating.
-o-

wonder fills spirit
a bowl of own, choose wisely
one life on planet.
-o-
(carol l mckenna)


We are sharing today with three very creative blogs:

Paint Party Friday
Haiku My Heart
Creative Everyday


More Links ~ Link and Mingle



My muse has been 'tap dancing on my head' ~ Yoga and labyrinth  walking seems to have opened up new energy. Wonderful and inspiring yet making me a little 'dizzy'. Grateful though.


Wishing you a delightful and loving weekend.


Hugs and namaste,


and



We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^




QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'I was convinced you can't go home again. Now I know better. Nothing is more untrue. I know you go back over and over again, seeking the self you left behind.'
~ Helen Bevington

Comments

  1. I really like your blessing bowls. I am especially drawn to the first one.

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  2. What bright, cheerful bowls! Great theme here -- I love bowls!

    Ana

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  3. What bright, cheerful bowls! Great theme here -- I love bowls!

    Ana

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  4. Loved the quote for today :-) Can't wait for the weekends now !!!

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  5. Great to meet you via the Creative Every Day challenge, Carol. I see we share a love of brush and ink style painting. I'm not yet a haiku poet but that's something I'd love to learn so will enjoy reading all of your haiku here.
    Indigo (indigojanson.com)

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  6. Great to meet you via the Creative Every Day challenge, Carol. I see we share a love of brush and ink style painting. I'm not yet a haiku poet but that's something I'd love to learn so will enjoy reading all of your haiku here.
    Indigo (indigojanson.com)

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  7. Wonderful paintings and sketches, and love your quote

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  8. Oh I love your blessing bowls! And the beautiful Haikus about them. It's exciting to have the muse "tap-dancing on your head"--love that!

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  9. Smashing blessing bowls Carol, have fun and enjoy. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. Love your colourful blessing bowl!

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  11. I love your paintings and that quote.

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  12. I think your blessing bowl series is wonderful. The sketch is great as are your lovely Haiku. Happy PPF

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  13. So very beautiful Carol..I totaly love your blessing bowls and find them magical..inspiring and blissful! Me too..I am a labyrinth walker..they bring me much peace and magic..! Gorgeous poetry as always my kindred friend..shine on..and happy wkd!
    Victoria

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  14. So very beautiful Carol..I totaly love your blessing bowls and find them magical..inspiring and blissful! Me too..I am a labyrinth walker..they bring me much peace and magic..! Gorgeous poetry as always my kindred friend..shine on..and happy wkd!
    Victoria

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  15. Yes, what we put in the bowl is up to us. May we all choose wisely, just as you admonish us to!

    Tattoo


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  16. Yes, what we put in the bowl is up to us. May we all choose wisely, just as you admonish us to!

    Tattoo


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  17. Are you painting a bowl a day, the series continues to captivate me.

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  18. Blessed haiku. Wonderful art. I love your blessing bowl creation.

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  19. Blessed haiku. Wonderful art. I love your blessing bowl creation.

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  20. I love your blessing bowl and the whole story behind them! Keep them coming!

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  21. I love. love your charming bowls!!!
    So original and your words are perfect!!!

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  22. I love. love your charming bowls!!!
    So original and your words are perfect!!!

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  23. oh I love your bowls and the haiku is beautiful too... especially the last verse.
    Those 5 little blessing bowls are gorgeous too. Love the limited colors and how they all seem alive. xox

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  24. oh I love your bowls and the haiku is beautiful too... especially the last verse.
    Those 5 little blessing bowls are gorgeous too. Love the limited colors and how they all seem alive. xox

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  25. Bored? NO WAY!!
    Such creative stuffs! I enjoy seeing your work.

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  26. Bored? NO WAY!!
    Such creative stuffs! I enjoy seeing your work.

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  27. I like the blessing bowls ~ Well done ~

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  28. Loving this new series of blessing bowls...especially that last image of the terracotta and teal colored bowls! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  29. Loving this new series of blessing bowls...especially that last image of the terracotta and teal colored bowls! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  30. Your blessing bowls are wonderful! What a fabulous idea for a series.
    And you haiku touches me, especially the last one...
    Visiting from both PPF and Haiku my Heart.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. Your blessing bowls are wonderful! What a fabulous idea for a series.
    And you haiku touches me, especially the last one...
    Visiting from both PPF and Haiku my Heart.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Hello Carol, I could never, ever become bored here! Each stance of your haiku is a blessing... as are these colored bowls... I love seeing them! The five on your sketch page also reminded me of spinning tops, and then I read what you said about the energy moving through you! I am so happy that you are enjoying your labyrinth walking and yoga practice! Thank you!

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  33. Ah, blessing bowls. What a wonderful series this is and a perfect way to be totally aware of each day's gifts to us. They speed by so fast.

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  34. Ah, blessing bowls. What a wonderful series this is and a perfect way to be totally aware of each day's gifts to us. They speed by so fast.

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  35. Your blessing bowls are really lovely. I love the quote of the day too.

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  36. I love your blessing bowls and the Haikus! Valerie

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  37. My bowl is full of blessings, I count coming here among them, to your sweet blog and all things beautiful :~)xxxx

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  38. Wow. Love your top blessing bowl. Stunning work, a lovely energy about it and very vibrant.

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  39. Great color choice. :) And haiku is beautiful!

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  40. Love the incredible red of your blessing bowl, so invigorating! Beautiful haikus, love the jump from one simple thing to the whole world! Happy PPF!

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  41. NOTHING boring about these. They're beautiful.

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  42. I have never heard of blessing bowls... what a lovely share. Thank you.

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  43. I think your blessing bowls are lovely!!

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  44. I love the southwestern colors of the bowls on your sketch pad. Very nice.

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  45. Beautiful blessing bowl painting, and great poetry as always!

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  46. Have a wonderful weekend and happy PPF to you too.

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  47. Such vibrant colours. I love the fluidity of the shapes.

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  48. Carol, I love your new series. Just beautiful. Exciting and great Haiku. Have a wonderful weekend and next week too.

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  49. Love the 'quick sketches' of your last artpiece, with all the little bowls. Wonderful!

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  50. Love that red bowl, you really did a great job with the decoration.

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  51. I thought I left a comment. Fun series and Haiku too. HPPF

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  52. I love that you have an "Artist's Collection." Me, too. :)

    The simplicity of Asian brush style painting is lovely--

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  53. I love that you have an "Artist's Collection." Me, too. :)

    The simplicity of Asian brush style painting is lovely--

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  54. Simple and beautiful...that's what your art always is !

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