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China sketches – Qi/Life energy

Practicing Qigong has been part of my life for a few years now and ever since I started, figures appeared in my work.  They closely followed me in my explorations of Qigong. They express some of the movements I learned, or just overall feelings of being alive, of tapping into Qi, life energy, that exists within and around me.  Being one with wherever I am.

” I am part of a greater whole  and it is part of me” – Prayers to the Great Creator Julia Cameron

Qinqcheng Shan, Sichuan - Inside one of the temples of this sacred Daoist Mountain

The China trip was a Qigong study trip and my sketchbook filled up with related images.

Gathering Qi

Group practice

Cultivating heart Qi

Heart Qi

Radiating Heart Qi

No boundaries between in and out

Surrounded - Wei Qi

it gives wings!

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China

I just came back from a two weeks trip of a lifetime to China where I studied Qigong and visited numerous historical sites and temples. I am still processing all I saw and experienced….

One of the experiences that stands out for me right now, is walking up many many many steps to reach the top of Eimei Shan, a sacred Buddhist mountain.  Stepping up and up and up, through the forest, in the fog, I was keenly aware how magical and extraordinary an experience this was for me. I took a moment to celebrate  where I was and it was captured in this picture:

Pausing to express gratitude and Joy - Eimei Shan - K. Chaussabel

And these are my first creations since I came home.

Moved - Encaustic on paper- K.Chaussabel

Moved - detail - K. Chaussabel

Moved - detail - K. Chaussabel

Moved- detail - K. Chaussabel

“We are life’s music, so let us dance.”

Julia Cameron – Prayer to the Great Creator