miss miyagi

© Karin Taylor

Joined February 2008

Artist's Description

miss miyagi daughter of mr miyagi the philosophical (fictional) character from The Karate Kid. She is endowed with her father’s philosophical wisdom and tho sweet and serene, is a master at Karate. Altho a karateka 空手家 she only uses her skill if lives are endangered. She has learned to have great self control, being trained in the ways of the warrior since a small child. Self discipline is important, along with meditation and time set apart from the busy daily chores. A quiet mind is a sound mind. She works at it daily. Good things come to those who are mild of manner and gentle, being tactful and kind, and having a sense of all that is important in life, and her true and rightful place in the world, which i call ‘humility’. She also respects the children of nature and is careful not to pluck a flower should it die before it’s time, but to admire it and let its life flow and move on. If she lifts a rock or a stone, she is most careful to place it back in exactly the same way, should she disturb the home of some tiny creature. Miss Miyagi finds that wherever she goes, nature follows, or is it just that she is so aware of the natural world. The rose she wears was a gift from her father, a bloom that had dropped to the ground before it’s time, was preserved by her tears of sorrow, she wears it every day and the butterflies are drawn to it, why, she knows not….but she is grateful for all that she has. Her little bunny greets her at the front door each morning for his daily carrot and they walk through the forest where Miss Myagi sets him down to eat his greens for morning breakfast, there she meditates and ponders all that is good. Miss Miyagi is full of grace and after her morning meditations returns home to help mother with her chores and prepare the daily meal. It is a quiet life, but a good one. Atop her head she keeps warm a nest of eggs. The mother dove had died before her proper time, and so it was that Miss Miyagi, came to make a difference. A choice was made and the baby birds survived and became super friendly to humans. We must remember that the animals are our friends and treat them with respect and love, as they do to us. The origami dove was suspended from Miss Miyagi’s hair so that when the baby birds were born, they would see a mother bird straight away, which is so important, otherwise they may have thought they’d been abandoned. I hope you enjoyed my little explanation about Miss Miyagi and like the painting.

The painting started as a mechanical pencil drawing on art diary acid free paper, then photographed and uploaded, painted with a wacom pen and tablet in photoshop.

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