“We can let the circumstances of our life harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.”
– Pema Chodron
The Meeting House at Carlton Landing – 5.5″ x 8.5″ Watercolor and Sharpie
I painted this from a photo I took some time ago. Now there is
little window boxes on the windows and a hand painted sign (by me)
hanging on the corner of the building. Carlton Landing
is a wonderful new community on Lake Eufaula that is like the old days,
where you knew your neighbors and got together in the common areas to
celebrate events or just hang out. The meeting house will be one of many areas that people can come together. It’s a magical place and I’m happy to be a part of the team, as their sign lady.
Our Favorite Place
is opening on May 3rd! I am so excited! My artwork is there, among so
many other wonderful pieces of art. It’s truly a unique gallery and
showcase for all things made in Oklahoma. Go take a peek at their website.
Pema Chodron is a leading exponent of teachings on
meditation and how they apply to everyday life. She is widely known
for her charming and down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism
for Western audiences.
Pema is the resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery for Westerners and has authored several books, including:
Always Maintain a Joyful Mind (lojong teachings)
Practicing Peace in Times of War
No Time to Lose
The Pema Chodron Collection (audio)
Getting Unstuck:Breaking Your Habitual
Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality (audio)
The Places that Scare You
When Things Fall Apart
Start Where You Are
More info here.