Saturday, 9 May 2015

Sumie Day in Moonambel

Sumie Day in Moonambel Vic

Some places by their very environmental nature make you feel safe, happy and close to nature, and Moonambel's one of these.

Jan and Ray asked me from the Arts Group early this year 2015 to present a sumie workshop and she said there were a lot of artists in the area.  A lot of work was put in by the group and it paid off. We had a great class of diverse people from Vic and NSW. They came from varying walks of life. Not all were artists but they were all eager and interested.

The meditative energy and quiet reflection in the class was palpable while painting continued, and the fun also as laughter was heard from time to time.

The lunch was provided in the form of tasty hot pumpkin or chicken soup with fresh brown bread and there were lots of yummy cakes provided.  The sports club hall location is set in a backdrop of native forest and is stunning. It feels remote yet is only 18klms from Avoca the nearest town.

The town is well known for its pub and the general store and is on the Pyrenees wine trail. We could not have had better hosts, setting, food, or attentive students.  I think they got a lot out of the video I played of Andre Sollier my teacher too.

Students seemed to take to the Haiku style painting and prose and here I can present you with some of their insights into life and Zen.

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