The Art Assignment - #3 Take Two
So I really enjoyed making my first attempt at a gif that describes something Intimate and Indespensible. I really like the gif format for showing how something is repetitive and never ending. A constant loop.
For my first gif I explored my creative process, for the second I wanted to return to something I had already explored, and keep coming back to - Meditation and the Labyrinth. There is no wrong way to walk a labyrinth, there is only the path, as there is no wrong way to meditate, just the path through yourself. Though I no longer live near a labyrinth to walk when my mind gets too full, I have learned other ways to still my buzzing mind. I have found that either my hands are moving frenzy and my mind is still, or my hands are laying still while my mind runs in circles. And so I must turn to my drawing, my knitting, my little pocket labyrinth to keep the crazy at bay. It is so indispensable, my mind would run out of room without my meditations, and so intimate, to let people know what is driving my thoughts and how fragile my hold on them sometimes seems. IT is a scary world to let someone else into.
At first I did not like how fast the gif moves - it does not give the feel of a calm or peaceful meditation. But i think its probably pretty accurate. I run to my meditations when my frenzied mind is about to take over. The calm comes later.

The Art Assignment - #3 Take Two

So I really enjoyed making my first attempt at a gif that describes something Intimate and Indespensible. I really like the gif format for showing how something is repetitive and never ending. A constant loop.

For my first gif I explored my creative process, for the second I wanted to return to something I had already explored, and keep coming back to - Meditation and the Labyrinth. There is no wrong way to walk a labyrinth, there is only the path, as there is no wrong way to meditate, just the path through yourself. Though I no longer live near a labyrinth to walk when my mind gets too full, I have learned other ways to still my buzzing mind. I have found that either my hands are moving frenzy and my mind is still, or my hands are laying still while my mind runs in circles. And so I must turn to my drawing, my knitting, my little pocket labyrinth to keep the crazy at bay. It is so indispensable, my mind would run out of room without my meditations, and so intimate, to let people know what is driving my thoughts and how fragile my hold on them sometimes seems. IT is a scary world to let someone else into.

At first I did not like how fast the gif moves - it does not give the feel of a calm or peaceful meditation. But i think its probably pretty accurate. I run to my meditations when my frenzied mind is about to take over. The calm comes later.