“Learning to live from conscious intention rather from habit energy and past condition is the path of awakening.”
– Fred Eppsteiner
Shy Panda Hides Behind the Big Pink Elephant – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor & Ink
Shy is the word of the week for Illustration Friday.
The photo references came from two photos by Connie VanWisssen at
WetCanvas. Connie lives in the Netherlands, but her friend Wilma took
the panda photo in Tibet and her brother Stef took the elephant photo in
WetCanvas is a wonderful art community to be a part of. I have been
hanging out there since the summer of 2007, when I started painting
again for the first time in 30 years. They gave me a ton of
encouragement and I have made some great friends.
Fred Eppsteiner is the Dharma Teacher
of the Florida Community of Mindfulness with students in FL and NC. A
practicing Buddhist for over 40 years, and a psychotherapist for more
than 30 years, Fred has trained extensively in both Zen and
Vajrayana/Dzogchen lineages. He received Dharma Transmission from Thich
Nhat Hanh in 1994 and is the editor of two books: The Path of Compassion
and Interbeing. For more information on Fred and the FCM, access www.floridamindfulness.org.