A finger to the pulse

A daily practice of mindfulness will support the artist to find the gentle courage and calm perseverance necessary to safely navigate unchartered realms.

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Insight and intuition

When I create an artwork, it's an improvisation, it's impulsive.

In honor of Slow Art Day, take at least 10 minutes to immerse yourself in this epic intricate artwork created by intuitive artist Lanon Carl Prigge for Artful Contemplation. And then (casually and comfortably, with no goal other than to share) discuss your experience with someone.

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

Like daily mindfulness practice, training a bonsai tree is high-risk artistry.

Mindfulness practice, like bonsai training, can be viewed as an artistic representation of our true nature – and requires daily doing over an extended period of time. But this should not be too daunting when we contemplate that art is a special kind of doing – one that is best approached in a non-competitive spirit, in a state of curiosity and contemplation, with senses attuned, and heart wide-open.

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Immerse yourself

The artwork speaks in a language other than that of words, signs and icons, so the best is to immerse yourself in its metascape for deepened contemplation and personal realization.

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Pause. Breathe.

Pause. Breathe. Remember that our breath is always with us, as is our awareness. Mindful breathing and mindful looking are tools that can be easily integrated in daily life.

Pause. Breathe. Remember that our breath is always with us, as is our awareness. Mindful breathing and mindful looking are tools that can be easily integrated in daily life.

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Slow looking, deep discoveries

Slow looking, deep discoveries. The creation of an intuitive artwork is part of a larger movement of which the artist find him or herself.

An intuitive artwork from The Dragon Dreams Collection freely available for daily Artful Contemplation. Also available to rent or buy on Sedition.

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Settle down, settle in.

Our need for stillness, silence and personal sanctuary increases in proportion to the speed, intensity and sociability of our lives. Like any mindfulness practice, Artful Contemplation offers us the opportunity to slow down, settle in, pay attention and appreciate what is right before us.

Our need for stillness, silence and personal sanctuary increases in proportion to the speed, intensity and sociability of our lives. Like any mindfulness practice, Artful Contemplation offers us the opportunity to slow down, settle in, pay attention and appreciate what is right before us.

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