Thursday, February 26, 2009

More snow, some watercolor scans, leading the life I love

Bathing in Babylon
The Grand Inquisitor
Those are some recently scanned, older watercolors of mine that i just recently unearthed from one of my old portfolios....sharing is fun!
It snowed again! I was so disoriented when I looked out of my window this morning. I thought all this snow business was over with, but no! However I find that I am beginning to love the snow. I love the calm quiet blanket it seems to through over this busy city and my rush rush routine. Snow is so beautiful and very transformative. I love to sit in my rocking chair with a mug of tea in my hand, my cat on my lap....and watch the snow fluttering in the winds, collecting on the rooftops and trees. It is refreshing, thats what. Unfortunately when i awoke this morning the snow had already fallen, and only left an inch. Sadly enough by 11:00 this morning all the snow had already melted away.
Today i took the bus to work, partly because i dont like driving in the snow/hate driving in general/generally suck at driving....I have to take 2 buses to work. It takes me about an hour and 20 minutes to get there, and an hour and 20 to get home. I am finding that i really dont mind at all as long as i have a good book to read. Riding the bus gives me some much needed space out time...and i have found its the only place i tend to get any reading done these days. Today i started reading "The Psychedelic Experience, A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead" by Timothy Leary. Its very interesting and speaks of ways in which a person can go through processes to strip away all of the mundane programing/conditioning that has been forced upon the mind through society/life style and environment....and how being free of all that mess one can finally experience the brain completely unbound and limitless resulting in consciousness expansion and for those dedicated and most attune: reaching the sacred state of nirvana.
Interesting quote from the book: " There are those who, in virtue of concentration and other yogic practices are able to bring the subconscious into the realm of discriminative consciousness and, thereby, to draw upon the unrestricted treasury of subconscious memory, wherein are stored the records not only of our past lives but the records of the past of our race, the past of humanity, and of all pre-human forms of life, if not of the very consciousness that makes life possible in this universe."-Lama Anagrika Govinda

Its almost Friday again. Danny did some really awesome screen printing over the last few days so i think we will be doing a photoshoot this weekend so we can start selling all these new silk screened clothings on stay tuned!


  1. Chelsea, the colors in these watercolors are gorgeous! I really hope you decide to do more because I think people would love to have one for themselves :) Really lovely colors and lyrical imagery. Laura

  2. Thanks Laura! That means a lot coming from you, with your great watercolor painting skills. I really love your watercolor graceful/vibrant and controlled! your watercolor painting style is certainly inspirational...i hope you share/post some more so i can oogle at them. I had a lot of fun watching you begin that watercolor flower painting in your studio that one night long ago. did you finish it? I would really love to get back into water color. I have been so concentrated on acrylic painting as of late that i really have been neglecting watercolor. These paintings in this post are pretty old...from my senior year in high school if i remember correctly...