Tao Te Ching – Eleven

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;

It is the centre hold that makes it useful.

Shape clay into a vessel;

It is the space within that makes it useful.

Cut doors and windows for a room;

It is the holes that make it useful.

Therefore profit comes from what is there;

Usefulness from what is not there.

LAO TSU

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The words of the Tao opened a flowing morning. The spokes of the wheel, creative ideas. Keep returning to centre. Let go when done. Allow the door of the day to open and take shape.

Two drawings for my Horses and Tree of Life Calendar. I made a beautiful sample for 2021 but never produced it. With Covid it didn’t feel right to send calendars around the world! Now redesigning.

I wonder if it will get over the door this year or will it become something else? I hope to plant trees though my art.

The sample calendar I gave to my neighbour. He phoned on Hogmanay asking if I had a calendar, superstitious to go into the new year without one. I gave him my sample and asked him to plant trees. He told me in the past he hates trees. With luck, my only 2021 calendar might do good.

Strengthening intentions – finding ways to plant trees in places where they are not there!

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Seasoned Hands by Kirsten Harris
Exploring and idea of four seasons through trees.
Tree Lovers by Kirsten Harris
I love the lips! The idea of lips and the breath of life that trees give.
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