I haven’t painted in a while. This morning, with a to-do list that extends to several pages, I sat down to paint in acrylics. The idea was sparked by a couple of pages in a magazine which included these colours. This kind of idle flicking through magazines usually gives me a starting point. In this case, the colours of the sea, a stone wall and sheep (!) set me off.
The image then led to a book on my shelf by Sue Bender called ‘Everyday Sacred.’ A bowl is the central image of the book.
All I knew about a begging bowl was that each day a monk goes out with his empty bowl in his hands. Whatever is placed in the bowl will be his nourishment for the day.
Interesting thought, no?