Recognition

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 @ 9:40 pm by Kathryn
Categories: Buddhism, Journal, Nature, Science, Spirit

Last night, I stretched before bed, a routine which helps bring sleep when I make the effort. At the end I lay on my back in what is called “corpse pose” in yoga.

As I lay quietly, I imagined my heart stopping suddenly. My breath ceasing. My brain shutting down, and with that, all awareness evaporating. The “me” that existed just gone. No more Kathryn. No afterlife awareness as Kathryn.

What arose for me: we are expressions of the Life force. The creations Life makes are temporary. They change, disintegrate, and the constituent parts are reabsorbed. The matter and energy become the source again. There is no soul identified as Kathryn. There is no awareness of others. In this way we are eternal and infinite, because our parts merge again with Life. But the death of the body is the death of the personality.

And for whatever reason, for the first time, that felt all right. True. Not scary. Not sad.

Work Backlog

Posted Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 @ 12:01 pm by Kathryn
Categories: Arts, Journal, Nature

I’ve been busy creating but not posting. Here goes.

under the ocean / 4" x 4" canvas panel with acrylic

“Under the Ocean” / 4″ x 4″ canvas panel with acrylic

santa cruz harbor lighthouse / 5" x 7" canvas panel with acrylic

“Santa Cruz Harbor Lighthouse” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic

beehive / 6" x 6" wood panel with acrylic

“Beehive” / 6″ x 6″ wood panel with acrylic –SOLD

botanical treasures / 10" x 20" stretched canvas with acrylic

“Botanical Treasures” / 10″ x 20″ stretched canvas with acrylic

untitled / 6" x 6" wood panel with acrylic

Untitled / 6″ x 6″ wood panel with acrylic

pollinators / 8" x 10" wood panel with acrylic

“Pollinators” / 8″ x 10″ wood panel with acrylic

Little Cityscape

Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 @ 12:21 am by Kathryn
Categories: Arts, Journal, Nature
east river / 5" x 7" canvas panel with acrylic

“East River” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic

And a bonus! This one will go to my mother, who was born in autumn.

colors of autumn / 4" x 5" stretched canvas with acrylic

“Colors of Autumn” / 4″ x 5″ stretched canvas with acrylic