My new art project. These are Tibetan buddhist symbols painted on rocks I collected in the hills during a recent trip to Wales. Eventually this first batch will be coated in matt varnish and mounted on a wooden base. Then offered for sale.
Got these beauties from a collector in Hay on Wye during a recent trip to Wales, 2 arrow heads and a microlith from a dig in the mississipi basin. Over 1000 years old.
Wales was tough. It rained incessently and I got rotten hay fever. Still you gotta laugh.
Dakini, a type of Tibetan Buddhist deity. I sketched this while visiting some friends at a retreat centre up in the hills above the tiny village of Crickardarn, in Wales. Incedently this is where they filmed some sequences for An American Werewolf in London. The Slaughtered Lamb was in Crickardarn.
Just got back from a trip up north with a few days in Scotland. Very pleasant except I discovered once I got to Scotland that I didnt fit in my new tent! I had not taken into account the added hight of an air matress and a thick sleeping bag. I had to leave the interior flap open and got eaten alive by midges. Also it rained constantly and I got soaked through. Not one of my finest moments.
Brought my bike back to Brum and am really looking forward to getting out on some decent rides.
This was waiting when I got back, and I am planning to visit some of these new sites. Some of the rock art in Ireland is particularly stunning.
Listening to: Wardruna
Reading: The Magus by F.Barret
"Neither in body nor in mind do we inhabit the world of those hunting races of the paleolithic millenia, to whose lives and ways we nevertheless owe the very forms of our bodies and the structure of our minds. Memories of the animal envoys still must sleep, somehow within us; for they wake a little and stir when we venture into wilderness. They wake in terror to thunder. And again they wake with a sense of recognition, when we enter any one of those great painted caves. Whatever the inward darkness may have been to which the shamans of the caves descended in their trances, the same must lie within ourselves nighly visited in sleep."
The way of the Animal Powers-Joseph Cambell.
Pic: Rock art on the isle of Mull.