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Thomas Gets Bored Indoors

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Thomas Keeps it Cool

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Desert Still Life

Cylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia, let down your long hair!

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Thomas, Circle and Wave

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Saraswatī

The Eternal Knot, an interpretation

“Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is our modern eternal knot interpretation.

MODERN ETERNAL KNOT—DETAILS

“Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is a modern take on the traditional eternal knot in Buddhist / Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. The “Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” features clean minimalist lines. It’s about simplicity—a reminder that doing with less is a good thing.

The eternal knot (endless knot) is one of the eight auspicious symbols. It has a few interpretations: the unending cycle of death and rebirth (Samsara), the dualistic nature of life, the wisdom of the Buddha, a union of wisdom and method (and wisdom and compassion), etc. The eternal knot is an old symbol, one that has existed in a number of cultures (e.g., Celtic knot, Chinese knot, etc.). But it’s as relevant today as it was way back then.

Here, the “Modern Spatial Eternal Knot” is printed on two types of paper. Select either premium photo paper or matte cotton rag paper. Epson’s Exhibition Fiber paper has a gorgeous texture (not entirely smooth, but not really textured) and produces a vivid print with a wide color gamut. It’s not glossy, but does have a satin sheen. Epson’s Hot Press smooth cotton rag is a thick paper (330 gsm) with a warmer tone. If you love the look and feel of smooth watercolor paper, this is for you! It’s not as white as the Exhibition Fiber (which is NOT super bright white) and the colors are more muted because the paper is completely matte. Both papers are gorgeous and we honestly cannot decide which one we prefer!

ABOUT THE MEDITATION ART COLLECTION

The Meditation Art collection is comprised of designs, calligraphy, and typography that serve as little reminders of practical mindfulness. Each design tells a story and when you gaze upon it, hopefully, it will bring you into the present moment. It is meant to inspire and facilitate development of awareness.

Like our other collections, the purpose of these fine art prints is to surround yourself with art and beauty. We all know life is stressful. So anything that helps you to relax and recharge is a good thing.

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La Bête d’Orange…

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Thomas Brings the Rain…

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Saraswatī

Aim 001: Antique Treatment

Thoughts on Aim…

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Thomas Sleeps on Orchids (in His Dreams)

Workflow is everything! One step forward, two steps back… I’m not really sure how that translates into progress, but I definitely know what it feels like! With a coherent workflow, I can move around and edit everything in a nice non-destructive manner… So, steps forward and back are all good, and I can trace, retrace, and restart to my hearts content. Thomas is healthy and the desert keeps him warm, life is good.

The original orchid photo used in this piece was taken many years ago.

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Saraswatī

Simple Mehendi Droplet

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Desert Still Life

Driftwood and Mesquite Amber

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Botanical Identification

Little Lupinus

From family Lupinus. A little smaller here than the ones we’re used to in Maine. Understandably, since we were at 2100 ft and there’s a huge gap in precipitation levels! When we first came to soCal, we didn’t know any of the plants here. Suddenly, while driving from Victorville to LA, Karla exclaimed “are those lupines!!! YAY!!!” We didn’t stop, but we were happy to see someone we knew.

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Botanical Identification

The Spanish Needle

This was one of the first flowers we noticed in Palm Desert—the Spanish Needle, Palafoxia arida. It’s all over the place. Very delicate flowers, and a range of colors from plant to plant.

 

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Spanish Needle
Spanish Needle
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Desert Wishbone Bush

A dainty, almost translucent white flower. A little different from the pink tinged version on the DesertUSA website!

Here’s another close-up (taken with an iPhone macro lens).

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Close-up of Desert Wishbone Bush flower
Close-up of Desert Wishbone Bush flower
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Thomas on Water Flowers

What could be better than to rest on the leaf of a beautiful water-flower and gaze at all that is lovely?