First attempts are not always perfect right?
I have been drawing various incarnations of this Buddha for a few days. I will be making another. I made some mistakes while making it that I need to fix for next time. One issue was the left arm is too big. The other that the hara opening was sewed using a mattress stitch witch I think looks messy. Also not entirely happy with the head. Not sure what the problem is just critical of my work.
I love the gingko tree. It is a wonderful tree. I first heard about it from my daughter’s father who told me they were almost extinct, and that they are the only species of tree with both a male and a female of the species. The first turned out to be untrue but the second is quite true indeed. I was looking into the the symbolism of the gingko tree and discovered that it is a living fossil, some form of it has existed for 270 million years. A symbol of survival and longevity perhaps. It also has fire retardant properties and four gingko trees survived the bombing of Hiroshima! Wow.
I hung a tiny pink pearl in the hara. This to me is a symbol of the soul. How it is a bit of grit that starts the process of forming a pearl. It is time that forms it’s substance. Time and perhaps some meditative growth. I like the idea of the pearl being inside me when I meditate. I notice it. I breathe.