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Virtual Sumi e – Actual Heart and Soul.

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, looking out my window, this was what I saw, and the haiku I wrote in response to that.



“Black Branches Bare Dreaming Spring”

foamy layers of

white icing frost black branches,

bare, but dreaming spring


And Know You Are Held

Then, with ink and paper, I painted, releasing the Chi, or energy of that experience.

abstract sumi e Behold & Be Held

“Black Branches Bare, Dreaming Spring”


It would please us greatly if you join us to share and celebrate the experience of Joy you will find in Beholding and Knowing your are Held.

Virtual workshop April 21, 2020 limited enrollment

Foothills Art Center

Materials for Class

You can improvise with art materials you already have until you are able to purchase the kit. – 2 fine sumi brushes, 1 bottle of sumi ink, and tablet of Kozo paper for $65, available from Foothills Art Center very soon. I expect to deliver kits to them by Wednesday this week.

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

More quotes are on Goodreads from Campbell in this regard.

Therapeutic Work

I offer both Behold and Know You are Held and Personal Dream Work with individuals or intimate groups, using traditional, spiritual and trans-personal styles, at Mayu Meditation Center, 1804 S. Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80210. or phone for information.

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by Marilyn wells

Denver COlorado

Marilyn Wells - Fine Artist