I've been invited to contribute artwork to a show at the yoga center where I teach. I'm not sure they were expecting this herd of elephant-headed gods to show up but, well, I just can't seem to stop myself.
This guy just can't make up his mind on what he wants to wear for the event: purple? green? blue?
Fortunately for Ganesha I've been immersed in Flora Bowley's incredible online course Bloom True. Even though I took a two day workshop with Flora in April, the 5-week course has given me a chance to dive into the practices, allowing time to let things sink in. It is so much more than mere pigment on canvas: it is about uncovering your inspiring life, being bold and brave, playful and trusting in yourself and in the notion of discovery and process.
As you can see, I'm rolling in paint and canvas and elephants. I just can't stop myself!
I mean, I can't leave anyone behind?! Ganesha just keeps on manifesting ...
|these Ganesha babies are 6 by 6 inch gesso board pieces and will be mounted on larger panels separately. maybe ...|
... he is the god of new beginnings and he keeps asking for another close-up moment. I must oblige.
Om Ganapataye Namo Namah Om Ganapataye Namo Namah Om Ganapataye Namo Namah Om Ganapataye Namo Namah Om Ganapataye Namo Namah Om Ganapataye Namo Namah
(I love this explanation of the Ganesha mantra: This mantra removes all evil and obstacles that prevent you from reaching your goals. Chanting the mantra just after bath is very good or very early morning isextremely beneficial. My favorite chant to Ganesha is by Bhagavan Das which has the great line "you have a big fat red belly ..." I hear this song and that belly keeps me painting on and on and on ...)