Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Zen Pathways

I love how random things just come together. Pathways have been on my mind a lot lately. The path I chose to live has taken me to many unexpected twists and turns, but I continue to take each step towards what I want in life.

As I wandered the local library one day, I picked up a random book about Japanese gardens. Flipping through the pages, I fell in love with the gardens in the book. But what really took my breath away were the pathways through the gardens.

Taking the book home with me (and grabbing a couple of other random Japanese garden books), I absorbed as much as I could and then took the books back. They still stuck with me. The images and my thoughts/feelings about the paths I had chosen had to put down on paper.

I ended up making a series of four pathways and fell in love with each one. They surprisingly left me feeling complete at peace.


pauline said...

these are beautiful... it's funny, even before reading your words, my first thought when i saw these lovely pathways was Japanese gardens. :-) So i can see why they make you feel at peace. xox

pauline said...

Verna, i LOVE these pathways. Before I even read your words, i almost knew they were inspired by Japanese gardens. Love the colors you chose and those wonderful patterns. xox

Vee said...

Thank you so much, Pauline!