Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Anja's Yoga Retreat, Ukiah

Back from a three-day, rural yoga retreat at Shambhala Ranch outside Ukiah, Mendocino County. Yoga and meditation led by Anja Borgstrom. Three squares a day prepared by Tamara, professional organic chef. Hot sunny days, cool quiet nights. Some uninterrupted time to make little paintings. Heaven!

Experimented with an idea from book artist Andie Thrams: write down thoughts and then paint right on top of the the words -- clearing out extraneous brain chatter while focusing on the present and the subject at hand.

Waterproof Noodler's Dark Matter ink proved less than water-resistant, while the Polar Brown stayed fast.


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