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August 2016

Art From the Heart.

Posted in Art from the Heart
on August 12, 2016

 

ART FROM THE HEART  –  by Cindy Lass

 

Paintings are my escape, I see and feel things apparently quite child like.

Professor Stan Smith who I bumped into at The Chelsea Arts Club explained after seeing four photos of my first paintings,  why I should carry them in my pocket  all the time.  He said I had my own style, and that I should remember to never have an art class.  So I went from never ever painting to doing these.

I sold out in my first show. I guess people liked the bold colors and energy.

 

Art has taken me on a road of enjoying being, no rules just letting go on the canvas. I really enjoy different people coming to my studio and relaxing with me to paint. It does give me pleasure for people to smile and say they get up lifted when looking at my work. It’s great fun having different works all over the world, recently neighbors rented a villa in south of France and found one of one paintings there….

 

Art saved me from feeling unfulfilled.  It’s the only time I can be happy being quiet and at peace with myself. I don’t get distracted…. I go to a place in my brain, or my higher self, and paint with out thinking, just being. It’s the only time nothing is questioned or complicated .

 

NO BODY INTERFERES with me, my paints and my canvas……..SHEER BLISS”

Speaking at the Brahma Kumaris Centre

Posted in Brahma Kumaris, Hearts, Projects
on August 9, 2016
FEBRUARY 2017 – LONDON
What an remarkable morning. I had the privilege to be invited to the Brahma Kumaris to talk about my art (Anne Frank – Everyone Has The Right To Blossom). It was apparently harmony week around the globe
I assumed in front of 70 different cultured women that I would be talking for about 15 minutes  -a long time later after that I was being hugged and chatted to by all these charming women of all the emotional difficulties they’ve faced throughout their lives. It was so moving that apparently one of the women had to leave the talk and was retching outside as my story of my little life had touched upon her and overwhelmed her.  Georgina Long who invited me sent me a lovely email to say what a lovely vibration and energy was in the room that morning.
I realized that showing raw self, although painful to do help me and everyone else in the room. We all hugged each other and it is a morning I will always remember very fondly. I can now say I am a Woman, who has the ability to have empathy, compassion and loves listening to others

 

 

Dear friends,

“Om shanti. At this time everyone in the world is in need of love and honesty. These are things we understand from looking at our own hearts. Put your hand on your heart and check if you have an honest heart. Have you freed yourself from falsehood by making truth your companion? If you have, then that will be revealed through your drishti, your elevated vision. Keep an honest heart and a big heart. If you have a big heart and an honest heart then you will always be prosperous”

With love,

BK Janki

Cheif Dandi of the Brahma Kumaris

www.brahmakumaris.org/

Planning the Exhibition – All Our Hearts Beat As One

Posted in All Our Hearts Beat as One
on August 9, 2016

What an honor to be working on a project like this.

All Our Hearts Beat As One, Cindy’s mission to create an international day of connection, was launched 12th September 2012. Four years later and the initiative is attracting global attention.

The 2016 Art Event will take place this October at the gallery DIFFERENT in the heart of London’s West End, opening with a VIP Gala event on Thursday 13th October 2016 and continuing with an exhibition and other events on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October 2016.

Depression, mental illness and loneliness resulting in death, are dramatically on the increase. Our ability to communicate directly to individuals all over the world via an increasing number of devices and media has ironically led to more isolation, less personal interaction and a loss of community identity.

This initiative aims to reconnect us to one another through the powerful medium of art as a force to ‘regenerate’ our hearts.

This year’s exhibition will be raising money and awareness for the Heart Cells Foundation, a charity funding a groundbreaking therapy specialising in the physical regeneration of the heart utilising a patient’s own stem cells to treat a range of heart diseases.

There will be a number of high profile events leading up to the exhibition, which will be publicised with a coordinated PR campaign to alert mainstream media and press, and to invite VIP’s from the worlds of art, sport, television, film and public life to attend the exhibition events.

Artists participating include some of the most exciting contemporary talent, and one element of the exhibition – the 2020 wall will comprise 75 20 x 20 cm canvases which will be painted by artists, sports personalities and celebrities and will be sold with the sale proceeds going to our nominated charity. There will catalogue of the works for sale, and an online auction prior to the event.

Cindy is keen for the campaign to reach a wide demographic. An art competition targeting teenagers, from many cultures and ethnic backgrounds, is also in the planning. Art reflecting how the teenagers can regenerate their own hearts by reaching out and connecting with others will culminate in a public exhibition of their work. Six finalists will be selected and their work will be also be displayed at the gallery DIFFERENT three day gala event.