Thursday, September 6, 2012

Finding more small magic

I have another video for you that I made,  there's a mandala in flowers and  a little bit of me painting a self portrait, although I will say it looks more like me when I was younger and thinner than it does  now. My eyes are too big here, and my  hair in this is black instead of brown,  but I guess that's the way I saw myself when I looked in the rear view mirror to paint it. I don't show painting the whole thing as it was too hard to hold the camera and paint in the car! But it's only a few minutes long so please watch it!


I do see myself
Without wrinkles and still thin
Mirrors tell small tales


Pieces of ourselves
Shared on fridays with others
Pieces of my heart




Happy paint party friday and haiku my heart!

34 comments:

  1. lovely video, enjoyed watching it build, flower by flower, brush stroke by brush stroke...

    and then giving it all back

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  2. Look at you in your cute barefoot sandals! People laugh at me because I still wear jeans in 100 degree weather (my legs are just not shorts-worthy)....you, on the other hand, have beautiful ones!

    I love the real flower mandala...what a neat idea!
    ...and, as always, your watercolors leave me speechless :)

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  3. This is such a sweet video. Loved watching it. :) Self portrait looks amazing!

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  4. Wonderful video!
    Love seeing your process!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  5. Loved the video. Everyday beauty made into art. Your self portrait is wonderful as is the arrangements you so carefully created and whimsically destroyed~ All beauty must die eventually.

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  6. Amazing...did you really paint this whole portrait sitting in your car looking in the rearview mirror? I find that hard to believe! Wow. What a terrific portrait it is...no matter that is not you as in a photo or mirror! Mirrors lie you know. I have no idea who the aging woman is in mine of late. Don't know where the heck she came from. But I let her stay.
    I loved your video. Loved the gathering of flowers and the creation of the mandala. I gasped when your red sandaled foot tossed them all asunder!

    HPPF! and thanks for sharing so much! Really, your mom MADE those sandals? Wow again!

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  7. Hello beatufiul you! I love your portrait. The flower mandala was gorgeous. The monks who spend hours on their sand mandalas also send them out into the Universe with love just as you did with your flower mandala. And those red sandals are really cute! Happy PPF

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  8. Great self-portrait and building of the flower mandala. When you kicked it apart it reminded me of when I watched the Tibetan monks put together a sand mandala for three days and then destroy it. Nothing is permanent in this world. Lovely video!!! :)

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  9. that was refreshing and inspiring and all that wonderful stuff... loved seeing the process especially building the flower mandala... xx

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  10. Splendid painting and a fun haiku!

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  11. fabulous video! those flowers and your painting are wonderful!

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  12. Loved the video and I am always glad to visit your weblog. Nice set of haiku you have shared here with Haiku My Heart.

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  13. Some days we feel so young...love your flower mandela arrangements

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  14. Mirrors tell small tales. They also tell large ones. The point is: Never believe a mirror! :)

    Haiku for Your Heart

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  15. I so enjoyed this Andrea... wow. Your haiku, the music, the self portrait, your creating the flower mandala and then dispersing it... like the Buddhist sand paintings... I love what MMT said, "never believe a mirror!" I do however, believe in the beauty you create! Thank you!

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  16. This was such a beautiful and refreshing video! Loved the structuring of the mandala. I hope you caught a photo of it, so beautiful, as is your self portrait. Your legs and sandals in the video were a lovely affect!! Really unique loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Lovely video, I can't believe you kicked that incredibly beautiful mandala! :-D ... I realize it' was for artistic/spiritual reasons :) But really cool piece, nice editing and music, really enjoyed it! Also very nice self portrait.

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  18. I enjoyed your video.... such a pretty mandala that you made.

    and a great portrait too.

    I made a mandala for PPF.... and found mandalas in the garden too.

    Pretty footwear.... I didn't know the thing about breaking up the mandala but it makes sense :)

    Karenx

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  19. The 'Spirit' is definitely with and within you ~ your video expresses it well and your self portrait is awesome ~ and of course the haiku is magical ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. Interleaving of flower mandala and watercolor is so intricately done!

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  21. what a beautiful haiku and watercolor. I'm going to watch your video now. Happy PPf and thank you for your kind words on my blog.

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  22. just watched and had to comment again. Lovely painting and gorgeous mandala. xo

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  23. you have transported me back in time to easier flower filled days!
    thank you for such a tender generous gift of haiku and YOU!!!

    xoxoxoxoxo

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  24. What cool video! The portrait is beautiful...

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  25. Your little video is absolutely enchanting.

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  26. A very cool video. Love the portrait. And love your poetry as well. Great inspiration and so needed.

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  27. It is funny how we 'see' ourselves in our mind with 'one age'.. while the mirror shows the aging process. It's like the image in our mind stays - I would say around - 30-something. Love your painting!

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  28. I rarely look in the mirror, I do not recognize that person. . . . Love the painting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. I enjoyed your video-great idea! The combination of portrait and flower art was interesting. I liked your result too.Nice, strong painting. I invite you to share your more orange art (photos of art or photo art) on Mandarin Orange Monday. Actually - video art too if you have any orange-ish ones. Would love to have some video art there.

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  30. Oh no! I felt so surprised/shocked when you kicked the flower mandala all apart, all your hard work! I love the self portrait, great post!

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  31. I love your self-portrait and the beautiful arrangement of the flowers in your video.

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  32. I enjoyed your lovely creative video. I use to have a vanity mirror that was made out of auto glass, (things appear smaller than they actually are):-).

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  33. What a fun video. I love your self portrait! Does it matter if it is a younger, thinner you? It's still you! Anyway, we artists can use artistic license any time we want. :)

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