It always amazes me where I end up when I’m creating art.  I have something in mind but end up with something completely different. I started off with an idea of a mix of flowers to honour an elderly friend of mine who loved flowers. But I lost the page and I usually consider when this happens that I need to go in another direction.

So I created a pale green canvas then fiddled with some of PicMonkey gizmos – mainly the clouds, paint and water. Then I added a layer of a photo I took of bamboo close to our apartment block.  It’s grown quite high since we moved here and I got a nice image of it silhouetted against the sky. I added another layer from the “paint” gizmo, another layer of the bamboo print,and finally fiddled with the “paint” gizmo to create the final image.

Along the way I decided that it brought out the hidden energies of the bamboo which is why I’ve called it: Spirit of Bamboo.

Spirit of Bamboo
Spirit of Bamboo


>Some links to inspiring material – Barefoot Doctor


For some years I’ve been reading stuff by Barefoot Doctor ina British magazine I used to subscribe to. I’ve found his various articles inspiring and helpful.  I came across his material when I lived in the UK and bought one of his books at Manchester Airport to use up my last British currency. Good stuff.  So when I came across his website, I thought I’d post a link. I’ve just downloaded some of his meditations which are enormous fun and the whackiest meditations I’ve ever come across. But I enjoy them and they’re really motivational which is what counts. This is the link:

I did get a free download of information about planetary movements in 2011 which is free and really good value, but I’ve lost the link. When I track it down, I’ll post it here as the info is really useful and extremely good value. So watch this space – or rather the next space which hopefully will include a link.