Drawing lines is (sometimes) easier than writing words. So I’m posting these pictures to show you what I’ve been doing This video tells the whole story in 30 seconds.
The artist is Richard Henry and I’ve been taking courses at his school since the pandemic locked me down. There’s something very soothing and fulfilling to drawing lines, straight & curvy. Using a straight edge and striving for perfection can be easily witnessed. And, letting go brings joy. The whole of the process can be, and frequently is a meditation.
This particular geometric pattern falls into the category of 8-fold. It’s a common pattern seen and pictured here in an archway at .Humayan’s Tomb, Delhi, India .
Often, it is used as a pattern for a jaali screen. Here we use shades/blinds/curtains to adjust the amount of sunlight that enters a space. In other places……jaali screens.
This is as far as I’ve gotten. Soon, it’ll be transfered to watercolor paper and then the fun really starts!
It’s a full moon……. See the Light.
ps. see that shaded out shape. It’s called a tabla.