Under the moon of enlightenement the Buddha enjoys a cup of coffee.
Watercolor, graphite and Indian ink, 2021.
Surina is a Brazilian writer and freelance illustrator based in Portugal. You can see her website here.
"What is your koan?", ask the teachers to the monks in the Zen. What is that one question that brings you to the edge of yourself regardless of what the answer is?
Before writing or drawing I sit and let the mind consciously rest, as pointed to me by my teacher, Mooji. Whatever comes next is observed. Sometimes it is painful, I feel I am not good enough, sometimes I feel the best. In the end it is the same voice; it doesn't matter. What matters is I Am there. Artmaking then is my practice.