Years ago my father gave me my first Buddha sculpture, I loved it right away. It brought peace and calmness to my room. And every time I looked at it I felt the loving energy of the Buddha as well as my father's love for me. It gave me a warm feeling. Since then every year my father gives me a Buddha for present. I love to have them around the house and they always seem to give me a sense of being welcome when I enter a room. Today I want to share some of my Buddha sculptures with you. The first Buddha you will see when you approach my house is this one from Indonesia. I put it up next to my front door about five years ago and the wood still looks soft and smooth. Every time when I come home he is waiting and welcomes me :)There are more Buddha sculptures around my house. This one stands in the middle of a large water bowl for the birds. It is lovely to see the sparrows all gather round him to drink. Sometimes they sit on his head dreaming about birdie stuff.
Every season when the leaves start to fall and turn brown he is there. And months later when the leaves are there again fresh and green he will still be there to greet them. I really love these calm and peaceful sculptures, as they seem to blend in with their surroundings no matter where I place them. This beautiful powdery blue sculpture guards a corner near my garden door. In the summer the lavender blue gets a kind of a mystic glow - I can't wait to see the sun on his face again. I have created different corners with Buddhas in my garden and they always seem to give a space a serene and calm quality.This Buddha has his own corner in my garden. I used an old crate of wood and attached it to a wall. It creates a great alcove for a still life with a Buddha. Throughout the years the ivy has grown into the crate and around the Buddha's face like a green and yellow picture frame. When you take a close look at this Buddha you will see the beautiful soft lines and calm expression of the face. I have different sculptures, from Indonesia, Cambodia, China and Vietnam. If you want to find out more about Buddhist art then click this interesting link from Wikipedia. The Buddha next to my front door is the only one in my collection with his eyes open. It is the first one my father gave me. He seems far more vivid then the other more calm and serene Buddha sculptures. But from his place next to my front door he somehow gives me the feeling that through his eyes my father is still guarding me :)) So far my entry for today. After tomorrow I will show you the Buddhas inside my house. The collage above shows you the different faces of the Buddhas. Although they are from all over the world, you can see the same peaceful energy shine from all the faces - the energy that connects us all with eachother.