These are a few of my favorite things at Christmas Time, and this is a little, personal, Christmas card to my loyal followers. I am so grateful for you! My art continues to blossom and go out to bless others I believe. More workshops are scheduled (see below) and I will continue to offer what people are eager to garner from my own journey, with gratitude for the opportunity to do so.
I’m narrowing down my books to the essentials. John O’Donohue is here. Thomas Merton, Tolstoy, Yeats, Thoreau – some of the writers I have cut my teeth on and now share through my teachings in many different ways. Besides my icons, the candle is also historical from my daughter’s wonderful business, soon to be revamped bigger and better than ever before.
I almost didn’t put up a tree this year because of all the art projects I am working on every day. But when my little granddaughter came over, I knew it was the most perfect year to put up a tree, as she could do the decorating. All woodland creatures. And we both loved it!
And a total surprise, from my son-in-law, delivered to my door! Huge poinsettia. My grandaughter also placed the Christmas ornaments. Candles are from my daughter’s business, business of which is most unhappy this year, but such a blessing to have some part of it in my home even today. Everything has a memory, doesn’t it, when a life is well-lived, as mine is coming to be…
And just today, I happily enjoyed the quiet peace of a walk along this River, typical sunny day in Denver…
One last – my favorite. 🙂
These are personal images to share with you some of the very many blessings of this season in my life. Thank you for being in my life and letting me share both my art and some of my living!
two workshops upcoming – you are invited
January 12, 2020
Circle of Caring Cancer Support Group at Littleton United Methodist Church – 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Know You Are Loved – Find Your Heart and Soul in Beholding
Peace. Hope. Calm. Connection. You can find these in Beholding. Deepen your ability to Find Your Heart and Soul by opening your heart to truly seeing all that is before you, right here and now. See, by exploring how every moment, from the mundane to the profound, is special if you bring intention and attention. When you open your heart, you will find you are not so much “holding” an object, but being “held” by another.
Marilyn will bring examples of her sumi e abstract work along with brushes and ink so you actually feel that flow, then will lead you to “beholding” in the ordinary and in art works within the church with your journal and pen.
January 25, 2020
Foothills Art Center – 10:00 – 4:00
Upcoming Workshop:”Cups & Saucers – Ink and Joy” – New Year – Fresh Start
Foothills Art Center.org 809 Fifteenth Street, Golden CO 80401
This workshop goes into greater depth of awareness of heart and soul work instead of head work, beholding and “being held” plus builds with haiku writing and illustration on one’s own haiku…
paintings still on display through end of december 2019
Mayu Meditation Sanctuary 1804 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210
These are six of my abstract sumi e! More coming up!