Friday 25 November 2011

Day 25 - AEDM & Nablopomo - Bali Buddha

i was feeling much better today.

brad (my eldest son) and i went out mid-morning to run a few errands and pick up a few groceries. it was quite a hot, humid day and the promised rain didn't really eventuate. just light drizzle early morning which only added to the humidity factor.

come afternoon, i decided to do a pen sketch of the buddha i have in my bedroom. 

he came from bali and is made from wood.  he used to be a dark brown colour but i painted him aqua.

out came my derwent inktense pencils for a bit of colour

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."  ~ Buddha

to view the creative posts of other AEDM members for Day 25
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"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."  ~ Buddha

~ love, light and peace ~


  1. He did have some amazingly true insights didn't he?
    I think he suits aqua very well, and your drawing is in your ususal fantastic style.
    Will you do AED in December?

    Hope you do!

  2. I think the way youve painted him aqua is so creative and suits you as the other comment said too. I would never have thought of that idea to do that! yes, he said a lot of wise and true things... youve captured him well in the sketch.

  3. you have such beautiful handwriting...

    i love the buddha & the blue/turquoise abstract painting above the buddha!! (did you paint this?)
    Lovely post... thanks for sharing, & glad you're feeling better. :-)
    have a great weekend Serena!

  4. Your Buddha and sketch are wonderful. Thank you for today's quote. It was just exactly what I needed to read today. I think I am going to incorporate it into something I can look at first thing every morning.

  5. Aqua is perfect. And, WOW, that's a journal page? I want your printing and your style and your skills - breathtaking! Thanks for sharing (and for the visit).

  6. This is more than a sketch - it's a piece of art, Serena! I love how your artwork and diary are combined. You are creating wonderful memories to look back on.

  7. A beautiful page, and the colour matches your statue perfectly.

    I might point my youngest over here and see what she thinks - as long as she doesn't decide to paint her buddhas blue!

  8. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I love your page, but also the fact you painted him aqua in the first place - when someone else has made something I'm usually afraid to touch it, you're inspired me to do as I please :) x

  9. Oh, I've always loved your buddha! So glad you are feeling better--whoohoo!! Great page, too. We are almost to the end of November, lady!! ;) *hugs*

  10. Thanks, everyone!

    Gwen - I'm not sure yet if I will be doing AEM for December but it is tempting as I've met some lovely people through the group. However, I will continue to visit them regardless.

    Krissie - Thanks. Yes, he certainly did have a lot of wisdom to share with us.

    Pauline - Yes, I painted the abstract about my Buddha, not all that long ago in fact. It was my second abstract and I truly enjoyed creating it.

    Ginny - Thanks. I'm glad one of the quotes resonated with you today.

    Tammy - Thank you! That's very sweet of you.

    Lia - Thanks. Sketch journaling is a lot of fun and I do enjoy looking over my sketch journals even now.

    Thanks, Nigel...glad you liked the page.

    Jennibellie - Thanks! I feel if you can make a change that will help you connect more with a piece, why not? I have never regretted painting my Buddha's definitely more me.

    Rita - Thanks! I know, it's quite exciting! It's now the 26th here...only FOUR days left! YAY! I still can't believe I've managed to hang in there.

  11. Aqua means summer to me so an aqua Budddha in Qld makes perfect sense.. your journals must be an absolute joy to flick through!!!

  12. This so awesome and elegant ~ well done ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) ~ AEDM and Happy PPF

  13. the buddha does look very nice that colour, goes really well with that painting

    congrats on getting all this art done!

  14. The way you colored your Buddha reminds me of an ancient copper statue- very serene and peaceful!

  15. So glad you were feeling better today! I love your page, and the quote...and the aqua Buddha is just perfect.

  16. beautiful work! I love that you painted him aqua too :) I keep seeing people use the derwent inktense pencils...and the color looks so brilliant...oooo! happy aedm!

  17. Buddhas are my favourite statue Serena. I love the colours of this one and it goes perfectly in your room. So serene looking and I love that quote.