More and more we are being told to slow down, to mediate, to focus on the present moment. Even my website platform is sending me emails about being Mindful in business. As someone who has always known the benefits of relaxing and calming the mind, this is not new to me, but is it suddenly new to everyone else? Is the world catching up? I have my mediation music playing on the PC, I am surrounded by brightly coloured throws and tapestries, my incense and candles are burning, even my artwork is transforming from being that of a straight laced copy artist to adding bright colours and I am now open adding fantastical interpretations of the natural world around me.
Mindfulness this the art of experiencing life truly in the present moment, being total focused on the task, person of thing that is in front of you, without being distracted by thoughts, images or memories that take your mind elsewhere. In this instant I am mindful, focusing on the words as they flow from my mind, to my fingers, then on to this virtual page in front to me. I see only this screen and hear only the words I wish to see appear on the screen in my mind. My studio is not the thriving hub of activity, that I'd imagined it to be, but rather a tranquil pool where the occasional wandering soul comes by to bathe their feet in to the refreshing waters of my Zen Like Palace.
Although, physically it doesn't look much like a palace, I can feel its energy changing, I will have my running water, fish, hanging plants, twinkling lights, and floor to ceiling artwork on the walls....
Hi, my name is Chrystal Carter, I am a mother to three lovely girls. I emigrated with my husband to Australia in December 2014, and have been living the dream, ever since! We are settled in the Dandenong Ranges and I have recently set up my brand new home art studio , in the heart of the hills, Tecoma. Here, I can follow my life long dream of being an artist drawing another of my greatest passions, animals, in particular, peoples beloved pets. I have always been fascinated by animals, nature and wildlife and where better to pursue my passions than here in Australia, and it certainly hasn't disappointed me! Follow me as a take on this new venture and brave new world, together with my wonderful family, and not forgetting my furry companions, Vin the Cat and Juno the Dog!