Tuesday, January 9, 2018

West Marin artist paints 10,000 Buddhas one Buddha at a time

By Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
Amanda Giacomini of Point Reyes Station works on one of her murals — the yoga teacher and artist has painted Buddha murals all over the world. codyapp.com photo
MARIN, CA---What do you do after you’ve painted 10,000 Buddhas? If you’re yoga teacher and artist Amanda Giacomini, you paint 10,000 more. Inspired by ancient Buddhist monuments she saw during a visit to India 11 years ago, the 44-year-old Yoga Journal cover girl has painted Buddha murals all over the world, from West Marin to Washington, D.C., Central America, Europe and Asia. “My goal was to paint 10,000 Buddhas, but I didn’t know much more than that when I started on this journey,” she said. “But I’ve learned from many years of practicing yoga that all of the benefits of the practice really come from consistent effort over a long period of time.” [More]