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Sublimity 22 - Beauty in Imperfection 1

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 22 Beauty in Imperfection 1

 

This shell found me and provided endless studies in my sketchbook, ultimately ending in one of the 12” x 12” panels. It’s broken and has seen many crashing waves yet still it exudes grace and dignity.
 

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Sublimity 20 - Swimming Free

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 20

 

Swimming in open water is transcendental to me. I lose myself; the rhythm, the occasional cool spots invigorate me, and of course it’s all that much better with Weez swimming along with me.

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Sublimity 21 - Reaching Calm

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 21

 

I have two passions: moving and painting. Exerting my body through space by swimming, running, biking - I reach calm. 

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Sublimity 19 - The Butterfly

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 19

 

The butterfly - when I see them, I know it is someone from ‘beyond’ fluttering by to awaken me. 

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Sublimity 18 - Zen Master

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 18

 

 Eloise - affectionately called ‘Weez’ is the zen master who lives with me.

She is forever in the present moment. I watch her and I learn.

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Sublimity 17 - The Almighty Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 17

 

 The almighty Circle came back into my work - thankfully. I am trying to say “Yes” more - I get inspiration from my sisters and my dad who seem more inclined to the Yes way of living. I try. 

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Sublimity 16 - Moving Forward

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 16 Moving Forward

 

This figure had a lot of energy surrounding her - she’s hopping from one stage of life to another

- she’s okay and on her way. 

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Sublimity 15 - This Girl is on Fire

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 15 This Girl is on Fire

 

This girl is on fire. She is experiencing life in another country

- she’s staying open to the possibilities.  

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Sublimity 14 - The Open Hand

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 14 The Open Hand

 

 The open hand - I am either open to life or closed to life. I wish to stay open.  

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Sublimity 13 - Zucchero

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 13 Zucchero

 

Sugar - if I could eliminate this drug from my life…….

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Sublimity 12 - Look At Your Feet

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 12 Look At Your Feet

 

Sometimes I look at my feet in awe of how much they do for me. They’re really not that big yet they carry me over a lot of terrain. So it’s only fair to spend a little extra to get comfortable shoes…

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Sublimity 10 - One A Day

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 10 One A Day

 

Grapefruits are included in my diet daily. I love them - juicy, sweet and oh so good for the body.
 

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Sublimity 11 - Fork Knife Spoon in Square In Circle

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 11 Fork Knife Spoon in Square In Circle

 

The Fork, Knife and Spoon represent food - and how we can either help or

harm ourselves by what we put in our mouths. 
 

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Sublimity 9 - Dopamine Rush

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 9 Dopamine Rush

 

My sister told me that your body actually produces Dopamine when you put your arms in the air or even visualize your arms in the air. There are certain spots on my run when I put my arms in the air and get a little rush…. ahhhhhhh…. 

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Sublimity 8 - Vertical Lines in Blue

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 8 Vertical Lines in Blue

 

There is a field of sorghum outside my studio and it is crazy hypnotic - the vertical lines and the way it moves in the wind is something beyond special.  

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Sublimity 7 - The Push Pin

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 7 The Push Pin

 

The Push Pin. I see beauty in the banal. Sometimes I’m not sure why I am pulled toward certain subjects - the push pin - it’s bright color and sharp point compels me. 
 

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Sublimity 6 - Holding it Together

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 6 Holding it together

 

The paper clip holds together that which is loose. My day has ‘structures’ which help hold me together. Meditation, sketching, running, being with my dog and loved ones, to name a few.
 

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Sublimity 5 - Dancing Now

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 5 Dancing Now

 

I listen frequently to a CD by Louise Hay, who says to make time to dance every day!

And when I am dancing all is well in my world - it’s a good vibration. 

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Sublimity 4 - Conch Shell 1

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 4 Conch Shell 1

 

The conch shell appears a lot in Sublimity 45 - someone once told me ‘you have to make your obsessions work for you’ and these shells sort of haunt me. They have a figurative quality - very feminine and sensual.

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Sublimity 3 - Live For the Day

04 September 2014

Leigh Pawling Studio Sublimity 3 Live For the Day

 

Every summer I’m drawn (no pun intended) to the daylily -

which lives for a day and then dies.

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