Zen Stone Balance

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The end of the old year and the beginning of a new year always makes me want to turn inward and spend some quiet, quality time in introspection. I don’t believe in resolutions, yet every year I focus on creating an intention or two to focus on throughout the year. This intention helps me maintain my motivation, inspiration, and to keep on track towards my true north star of following my heart and dreams (goals).

Still in the midst of a global pandemic, I’ve really been feeling the need for more peace, calm, and stillness in my life. Inspired by a generous free art class offering from StudioWorks, I completed a class in painting stones, which was the jumping off point for the meditative process of stenciling each stone with intentions, goals, and focus.

Mother Earth is my greatest inspiration, and so I created these two artworks to pay homage to both earth and sea, with mindfulness, gratitude and great intention for the coming year.

Full image of the completed "Zen Stone Balance" artwork. A balanced pyramid of rocks resting at different angles. The colors are blues, greens, turquoise and browns. Each stone is stenciled with a pattern of intention.
“Zen Stone Balance”, 11″ x 7″ on watercolor paper (unframed).
Image of the fully completed "Mother Nature" artwork in earthy tones of browns, greens, and yellows. This artwork features beautiful rub on transfers from 49 & market in addition to the beautiful ColorSparx deeply pigmented watercolor powders and stenciled leaves.
“Mother Nature”, 11″ x 7″ on watercolor paper (unframed).

Want to learn more about the process of how I went about creating these beautiful artworks? Hop on over the The Crafter’s Workshop Blog and read my blog post tutorial!

No time to read? No worries, I’ve got you covered. Check out my quick fly-by process video (1:05 min).

Don’t forget to hop on over and follow my most up to date works in progress and art adventures over on my Instagram account!

By Michaela Butterworth

Mixed media artist and teacher. Owner of Teal Hare Creations studio. TCW International Design Team 2020-22.

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