I have been cleaning out an old external hard drive and found a scan of a original sketch which is only on a 3.5 piece of index card, called “Beauty”.
The scan of “Beauty” has been in my old external hard drive for past few years while cleaning out the drive I ran across it and decided I would finish doing the “computer painting” of “Beauty” and create “Beauty 2” for prints.
So, I have just finished “Beauty 2” this evening 3/17/13!
When health can turn into sickness, with what ease secure possessions can turn insecure, with nature youth inclines in one direction only—the direction of old age, with what ease old age inclines in one direction only—the direction of decay and death, are they not then thoroughly disillusioned? Or are they connected? Can they then be heard to say “This earth-life really satisfies us”? Because we move within a circle sickness – health / Youth to death and decay / good and evil..all of life goes round and round.
I want to send a special invite to my readers. If you live close to Buffalo, NY and are able to make it. Some of my art will be in a group Winter Showing: Up-Cycled & Re-Puposed art show. Below is the information about the show. You can also find information and RSVP on Facebook here: Please, if you are able attend, I would be glad to have you and to be able to say hello.
I have started a Campaign to get a new lap top. I am offering signed prints in return for donations. The laptop I have is dying and I use it in so many fashions, from my computer paintings, to these very blogs. I am hoping to get a lap top that is high end processor with maximum ram, so that I can create even better artwork for you my fans.
Please, have a look at the campaign and share it with your fans. Every little bit helps and every little bit will be rewarded with at least a 5×7 and larger signed print. If you do not like the print I am offering, please feel free to let me know and I will be glad to let you choose a different print.
The truth of suffering (dukkha)
The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya)
The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha)
The truth of the path that frees us from suffering (magga)
The Buddha said – Life is suffering, then you thirst for knowledge, money, and many things. Looking for much of it outside ourselves. Then we find hope and start to look within – Finally we find our path and start to awaken into enlightenment … and it begins again and so is life.
We are taught that the Second Noble Truth teaches that the cause of suffering is craving or thirst (tanha). I see “thirst” as Gluttony because we continually search for something outside ourselves to make us happy. But no matter how successful we are, how rich or popular we are, we never remain satisfied.
The Buddha taught that this thirst grows from ignorance of the self. We go through life grabbing one thing after another to get a sense of security about ourselves. We attach not only to physical things or beings, but also to ideas and opinions about ourselves and the world around us. Then we grow frustrated when the world doesn’t behave the way we think it should and our lives don’t conform to our expectations, and we begin to look for something more to satisfy ur happiness.