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Tracing the heart of the Heart Sutra – Tokyo 2019

5 February 2020

Towards the end of the year as the dry leaves rustled across the pavements, Blair practiced Shakyo Sutra tracing at temples in Tokyo, working mainly from Genjo’s version of the Hannya Shingyo – Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.

You can see the hanging scroll of Genjo / Xuanzang in the Soto Zen shakyo hall, he is beautifully pictured sitting and beginning work.

Macha tea and a snack are given to practitioners at certain temples, a lovely way to settle, connect with your senses, as well as give some much appreciated energy. There are different sutras and versions of each that can be traced or copied in the temples.

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Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

29 January 2020

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

We are back on tonight for more relaxing and doodling at Clydebank art group at friendly and cozy Centre81

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

The group is welcoming and free of charge, come along and join us tonight at the fantastic Centre81 at 6.30 to 8pm. Destress, find inspiration, enjoy trying out our different drawing materials πŸ˜„

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

Last time we enjoyed a landscapey theme with coloured pencils, art brushes and pens, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too πŸ€— we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Lines and textures of landscapes at Clydebank art group

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape
Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

the comings and goings
of the waterfowl
leave no trace
yet the paths it follows
are never forgotten

Dogen

Doodly drawing from Clydebank art group using an art brush

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

We created a landscapey/ community maze, can you slowly find your way through, from the arrow on the left to the arrow in the centre?

Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape
Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape
Exploring mysterious flowers, maps and mazes through the landscape

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η”Ÿε‘½ – life springing up with shodo calligraphy

6 December 2019

η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy

At the Zen Heart Brush in November, we practiced ‘η”Ÿε‘½ seimei – life’ in the cosy Kagyu Samye Dzong, Tibetan Buddhist centre. Winter has arrived and energy is waning in Glasgow just now but we vigorously enjoyed writing ‘life’!

η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy
η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy
η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy

We talked about life, the elements, universal symbols such as δΈ‰θ§’ – triangle, ε››θ§’ – square, δΈΈ – circle, and we made various marks and strokes and worked on kaisho, tensho and gyosho styles.

η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy

η”Ÿε‘½ - life springing up with shodo calligraphy

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Free flowing abstract fun!

6 December 2019

Free flowing abstract fun!

Last night at Clydebank art group we had a free flowing fun evening of painting with pattern and colours to brighten up our wintery day! Thanks to all the participants who came along to the group this year. The next session at the fabulously friendly and comfy Centre 81 is on the 22nd of January πŸ€—

Free flowing abstract fun!
Free flowing abstract fun!
Free flowing abstract fun!
Free flowing abstract fun!

Working together on funky pieces with watercolours and pens at Clydebank art group. Thanks to Centre 81, West Dunbartonshire Council and Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund for all their support with this creative group for adults.

Free flowing abstract fun!
Free flowing abstract fun!

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Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

4 December 2019

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

Last time we enjoyed a night sky 🌌 theme with oil pastels and coloured paper, bringing in cityscape and celestial heads.

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

More of our creative adventures last week at Clydebank art group πŸŒœπŸŒπŸŒžπŸ€—

Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city
Expansive night skys and celestial heads over the city

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Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

27 November 2019

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Last time we enjoyed a night sky 🌌 theme with oil pastels and coloured paper.

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Words and doodles from Clydebank art group inspired by the mystery of the night sky and space – the waxing and waning of the πŸŒ’ , tides, stars, darkness, shadows..

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

Embracing the wonderful star filled spacious dark nights with pencils, oil pastels and pens at Clydebank art group πŸŒ›βœ¨πŸŒ πŸ”­

Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights
Wonderful star filled spacious dark nights

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Exploring autumn with collage

13 November 2019

Exploring autumn with collage

Last time we enjoyed an autumnal πŸ theme with collage cutting and sticking, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way if you want to, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too πŸ€— we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

Exploring autumn with collage cutting and sticking, connecting to nature with our senses

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

More fabulous artworks and poetic inspiration from last week at Clydebank art group, the participants experimented with different combinations of materials to create atmosphere and vibrancy πŸπŸ§‘😁

Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage
Exploring autumn with collage

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Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

6 November 2019

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

The group is welcoming and free of charge, come along and join us tonight at the friendly @Centre81 at 6.30 to 8pm. Destress, find inspiration, enjoy trying out our drawing materials πŸ˜„

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

Last time we enjoyed an autumnal πŸ theme, in our group there is always plenty of freedom also to go your own creative way if you want to, and lots of help and encouragement when you need it too πŸ€— we help you feel settled and enjoy a sense of wellbeing. Thanks to Centre81 Steering Group for co-organising this group.

Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks
Leafy textures and colourful doodles with inks

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Feeling the autumn colours in our shodo calligraphy group…

1 November 2019

In October at our Zen Heart Brush group, we hamonized with the season and decided to write ‘koyo, 紅葉’ autumn colours.

To help us get in the mood and connect with the natural feeling, there were some red and golden leaves on the table to catch the essence of the season. The meaning of the kanji ‘紅葉’ is crimson leaves, we hope everyone enjoyed the autumnal season in the room!

The meaning of the kanji ‘紅葉’ is crimson leaves, we hope everyone enjoyed the autumnal season in the room! We looked at the origins of each kanji character and how the styles changed over the centuries, which guided our shodo practice, and helped us enjoy the different possibilities.

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