Mettatsunami Art

While I am still working, I’ve been creating pet portraits for coworkers and am casting the artistic net further out.

I have been painting with watercolors for the last 10 years, and drawing since I could hold a crayon. While I never went to art school, this is where my autistic attention to detail has been a gift. I’d love to share that gift with others.

Below is a sample of portraits I’ve done.

I am offering original 9×12 watercolor portraits of your favorite furry, fluffy, feathery, or human family members.

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Author: mettatsunami

In 2009 I was working full time in medicine, and living a life that was alienated from what I truly valued. While volunteering with a local hospice, I began to wonder: "What would I do differently if I had six months to live?". This began the impetus to change direction. While it has been a case of two steps forward, one step back in many ways, there has still been slow movement in the direction of a more authentic life. Since the pivotal decision to change direction, I have been a Buddhist nun, returned to lay life, changed Buddhist schools, returned to medicine part time, and then full time, quit again, traveled extensively, trained in yoga, spent time in several Buddhist monasteries, and am in the process of how to live according with Buddhist and yogic practice and values, and how to streamline this life into something worthwhile. In the Theravadan Buddhist practice, one of the daily reflections is "Has my practice born fruit with freedom or insight, so that at the end of my life, I need not feel ashamed when questioned by my spiritual companions?". That is my practice. My goal in this blog is to share the journey along the way.

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