Saraswati, #sheleaps and painting real life stuff

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My public #sheleaps challenge in collaboration with the Practice Movement Studio is well underway, and for 21 days I have decided to paint real life stuff! Paint the ordinary, you know… my life! My life, which I think is far from the ordinary since I’ve literally taught myself to see the beauty in the mundane thanks to my art & yoga practice… but I digress…

Here are some of my paintings so far! :) Most of which where taken on my trip last week to stunning Alberta!

Whenever I start a 21 days or 100 days or leaps, I always call on the goddess Saraswati (picture below). Saraswati is the emblem of my Art & Yoga Studio, and I call on her when I start a new project !

In yoga philosophy, Saraswati is the goddess of communication, self-expression and truth. She helps you float on and into any challenge.

In yoga philosophy, Saraswati is the goddess of communication, self-expression and truth. She helps you float on and into any challenge.

But before the Alberta stuff….Day 1 his is my backyard!! ( a wee bit more tropical than Cow Bay, it might be wishful thinking after all! This is what I look out too from one of the windows of my art studio.

But before the Alberta stuff….Day 1 his is my backyard!! ( a wee bit more tropical than Cow Bay, it might be wishful thinking after all! This is what I look out too from one of the windows of my art studio.

Day 2 is in Alberta! My mother in law has the most awesome flower pots!

Day 2 is in Alberta! My mother in law has the most awesome flower pots!

I painted those from there!!

I painted those from there!!

She also has the most awesome cactuses!!

She also has the most awesome cactuses!!

Then I started taking pictures, and painting that!! THAT’S REAL LIFE PEOPLE!! lol

This next one might be my favourite!!



Love , love, love where this 21 days of painting is taking me! Places I never thought I would paint before. Not sure why I resisted so long to paint more real life stuff.

Off leaping I go on painting real life I go!

Exceptionally proud of everyone on this quest!

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