Sketchers and Photographers Sunday/Monday




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Another Blessing Bowl Sketch ~ Asian Style Brush Painting



Welcome to our Sunday/Monday post with sketchers and photographers. The above photo is part of a series of 'Blessing Bowls' that I am doing for the Sketch Project 2013. In this sketch book I will also be incorporating some of my haiku.




'Blessings Bowls' Asian Style Brush Painting
(source from 'blessing bowl concept came from this theory below)



The begging bowl, or alms bowl, is one of the simplest but most important objects in the daily lives of Buddhist monks. It is primarily a practical object, used as a bowl in which to collect alms (either money or food) from lay supporters.
But it also has symbolic significance associated with the historical Buddha. According to one legend, when he began meditating beneath the Bodhi Tree, a young woman offered him a golden bowl filled with rice, thinking he was the divinity of the tree. He divided the rice into 49 portions, one for each day until he would be enlightened, and threw the precious bowl into the river.
This and other legends, combined with its humble monastic uses, have made the simple begging bowl a symbol of the Buddha's teachings on nonattachment.
The Vinaya states that monks may use bowls made of either iron or clay, and they can be either small, medium, or large.
The word for begging-bowl in Pali is patta; in Sanksrit it is patra.(wikipedia)

The photo below is another wonderful sky on Cape Ann MA. The sky this summer has just been amazing. This photo was taken at one of our outdoor band concerts held Sunday evening. I am always awed by the incredible 'delights' that nature brings to our eye. Hope you are enjoying them also.
Cape Ann Sky 



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Sunday Sketches

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Your Sunday Best






Wishing you a wonderful week.



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Comments

  1. Intriguing painting. Very nice capture on the photo. I love the subtle light with a hint of pink, and the dark hill and tree silhouette. Lovely.

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  2. Love the silhouette against the sky ~ it's beautiful! (Your dog is a cutie! We loves little doggies over here.)

    ~Jenny (from Black Fox Homestead popping in from Rural Journal)

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  3. Love brush painting and your photo is so lovely and peaceful!

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  4. so sweet :) I adore the fact that your dog is the Muse ;) xxo to both

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  5. you are lucky with your skies - we are filled with smog in my area!

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  6. Enjoying the blessing bowls. :)
    Love sky pics, too.
    Have a super Sunday! :)

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  7. Nice pictures.
    Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Hanne Bente

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  8. Looking at the bowl and then at the sky,

    I had the feeling the sky is kept inside the bowl.

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  9. blessing bowls, yours are wonderful

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  10. I love the colors in your beautiful bowls. Have a wonderful week.

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  11. such beautiful work, I just love the lightness and delicacy of your work,

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  12. love your colourful blessing bowls and your sky photo is amazing!

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  13. Sundays make me sad, 'cause next comes Monday :-(

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  14. Yay love your bowls. I really get an essence of sacred and meaningfulness in them.

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  15. Thank you for the story behind the blessing bowls. I love the fluidity that you capture. The sky is awesome!

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  16. Hello, nice photo! Let's be friends? Http://lengilochka.blogspot.com

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  17. wonderful begging/blessing bowl sketches, espec. the golden ones that seem to glow from within.....

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  18. Your blessing bowls are way too precious. Your skill with the Asian brush is simply amazing. Well done. :)

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  19. hello,
    There is a message on Nora Clemens blog for you:
    http://noraclemens-gallo.blogspot.com/2012/08/sunday-sketches-and-giveaway-winner.html

    seems she is not able to leave you a message here. Hope it makes you smile.

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  20. Love the soft focus of the flowers!

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  21. Sometimes my bowl is full, sometimes it's empty. I try to give thanks, no matter what.

    Leaky Legacy

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  22. Lovely story of the blessing bowls. Always nice to learn something new. I love the photo of your Dahlia too. It is a beautiful flower and photo. The Cape Ann sky is beautiful. I love Cape Ann..Have a wonderful week..

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  23. The sketches are wonderful. I really love the flower.

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  24. Hi Carol,

    Your flowers and sketchers are awesome! Love the Asian style bowls. Have a great week!

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  25. I can get lost in the ever changing skies, always a subject for photography, I'm trying to practice 'detachment', trying to detach a little from addictive blogging - LOL!

    Namaste

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  26. What charming alms bowels you've done. I enjoyed learning about them. Your photographs are also lovely.

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  27. I'm always taking photos of the sky too. Normally I just post them on instagram :) I love your bowl sketches too! Especially the pink and yellow one on Fridays post. That is one of my favorite color combos :)

    Have a great week!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  28. Pretty flowers and I love your bowls!!

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  29. Beautiful! I wonder if I could make like that do not have the talent I guess.


    Kim,USA

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  30. Love the sky photo, if I every need some grounding I just look to the sky! And your blessing bowels sketch is lovely, thanks! Cheri

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  31. Love the sky photo, always look to the sky its so grounding! The blessing bowels are precious! Thank you, Cheri

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  32. dear carol,
    please forgive my late arrival. the weekend has been filled with harvesting the garden and all the traditional preparations for ensuring the bounty of this summer will last through the fall.
    as i can, freeze, dry, and cook with this summers harvest i am smiling at buddha throwing the begging bowl into the water saving just enough to sustain him until enlightenment. i seem to be preparing for a much longer period of study!
    thanks for being here and sharing you beauty!

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  33. Another fantastic post! Your painting is awesome!

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  34. Hi Carol.....love the flowers1!! I am inspired by flowers every time I walk by the florist!!! and gorgeous gardens!!!!

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  35. The sky is a work of art in itself don't you think. Lovely pictures and you sketch is amazing too.

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  36. Wow! I love your painting. What pretty colors!

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  37. I love your beautiful pics & sketches!

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  38. You capture the most beautiful skies, Carol. Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week.

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  39. Great post and lovely flowers!

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  40. Lovely soft focus macro, Carol. End of summer gifts. Last year I participated in a special evening to feed the hungry. Pottery students made bowls at a local college, you "bought" a bowl by contributing to a local food pantry and then had a simple meal of beans, bread and water with others. I still keep the bowl out where I can see it.

    In our area we're finally getting some beautiful skies instead of haze. Yesterday a pink sunrise. Fall!

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  41. lovely blessing bowls!
    I'll be doing some sumi'e soon. I sure miss this medium.

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