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Sacred Art: Om Mani Padme Hum

Hallo all, welcome to the latest belated update from the laziest blogger in town! I actually painted these quite some time ago, but somehow forgot to photograph them. The mandala patterns in the centre come from a copyright-free book of designs, and the process of drawing/painting them is extremely meditative in itself.

The phrase om mani padme hum is probably the most popular Buddhist chant used for meditation. The actual meaning of the phrase is complicated and multi-faceted, so I will refer you to this website for its meaning.

All together now:

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om

Om

Ma

Ma

Ni

Ni

Padme

Padme

Hum

Hum

Stay tuned for my series of chakra paintings!

Sacred Art: The Sabbats (Series), Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of pretty watercolour pictures of the Wiccan Sabbats (see part one here)! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been rather busy ‘IRL’, dealing with the horrific administrative clusterfuck that is tertiary education in this state/country.

1. Lughnasadh

Sabbat Painting Lughnasadh

2. Ostara

Sabbat Painting Ostara

3. Samhain – one of my personal favourites, I’m very pleased with the skull!

Sabbat Painting Samhain

4. Yule

Sabbat Painting Yule

I’ve already started another mini-series of watercolours, revolving around mandala designs and the meditative chant Om ma ni padme hum. Stay tuned!

Altars Past and Present

Sorry for yet another long hiatus. Life has been both busy and complex, as is generally the way. I am trying!

So I was going through some old computer files and found several of my old altars (2003-2005). Here’s a look at some of my altars over the years, along with my current set-up; from small and hidden in a cupboard to an entire devoted altar room!

2003 Overview
Altar 2003

2003 Close Up
Altar 2003 Close

2004 Overview
Altar 2004

2004 Close Up
Altar 2004 Close

2005 Overview
Altar 2005

2005 Close Up
Altar 2005 Close

And now to the near-present! September 2012 Altar Room
September altar room

September 2012 Altar
September altar

November 2012 Altar
Altar Nov 2012

November 2012 Altar Candle-lit
Altar candlelit

Join me next time for some artsy photographs of snow, and the finished product of my oracle card deck!

‘New’ Altar Set-up

When I say ‘new’ altar setup, I am referring to the actual construction of the altar itself, which is now much larger (and more stable!) than the previous one. Here it is decorated in my room in Sydney;

And a close-up;

It’s actually made from a wooden-slat bathmat, cable-tied to a free-standing shelving unit. Cheap and very effective. Stay tuned for more pictures of the dedicated altar room in my new flat!

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