Let go the life you planned – Have the life that is waiting for you – illustrated in abstract sumi e. “Think that you’re gliding out From the face of a cliff like an eagle. Think that you’re walking like a tiger walks By himself in the forest. You are most handsome when you are […]

The Guide from Beyond – abstract sumi e. Your guide may not be telling you what you want to hear. But it might be what helps your soul to grow the most. “Be Grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. * Rumi (CB) “The Guest House” 1839S Imagine […]

A love song and the divine in abstract sumi e. I almost didn’t show this painting today, as the subject matter might not seem to match the heaviness of the times, with covid, the political situation, the climate crises happening all over the world and all over America, from what my friends tell me, East […]

Abstract Sumi e – Find heart and soul and the infinite resource within. We need to spend some time together discovering and exploring the Essence of Spirit. It is here, now, every moment. No need to move from where you are. My God You surprise me “being right in my middle…” -unknown source – 1832S […]

Paint abstract sumi e from your heart. Find joy through Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and Releasing the Chi Energy of that so it can grow and expand is the theme of my workshops. A new one is scheduled for August 15, 2020. “When you see a pearl on the bottom, you reach through the […]

Happening Soon – Live workshop – August 15, 2020, 10-2:30 p.m. Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. “Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart” “Who would have thought my shriveled heart Could have recovered greenness? It was gone          Quite underground; as flowers depart To see their mother-root, when they have blown,                       Where […]

This workshop may have to be virtual for now, but the experience will be actual and very real as a felt body experience when you intentionally engage in the practice of Beholding, Knowing You Are Held, and then Releasing the Chi or Energy of that back into the Infinite, into the Light. Early one morning, […]

Behold and Know You Are Held. How to do this. At this troubling time in our life journey, we are all seeking therapeutic and spiritual grounding. I begin to explore new ways of expressing or releasing the Chi (energy) you experience when you intentionally work with Beholding and the resulting knowledge of Being Held that […]

Beholding and Knowing I am Held in these troubled times is a way of finding Joy I have discovered after many years of art making and meditation. We’re looking for inspiration, for therapeutic fulfillment in these troubled times. Here is what I did today and what I teach in my workshops. This follows up on […]

How can you find hope through art and inner work in these troubled  times? Below and in future blogs, I share a path. This is how you too can do this. writing my own haiku and painting it me and the sleek geese make tracks through the slushy sleet on a cold March day   […]

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Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist