Buddah Board Art :: Day 1

I’ve always wanted a Buddah Board, and I finally got one when I went to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe. When I re-upped my membership I got a 20% discount at their museum shop for that day only,  and I couldn’t resist.

There seems to be something soothing about the Buddah Board; it’s  meditative and fun. But somehow I can’t completely buy into the idea, the purpose, the philosophy:

Buddha Board is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design.  Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind– ready to create a whole new masterpiece.

The impermanence unsettles me.  And so, before I was able to touch my brush to the canvas I had to charge up my camera battery so that I could document each morning’s incarnation of art and meditation.

Day OneWhat does this say about me?

I know
that there is only

I know

And yet,
I want
to leave
my mark.

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